Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer called Neuroendocrine Tumour earlier this year. He is currently undergoing treatment in London. The actor returned to Twitter on Sunday to update his profile picture and within a few hours, it went viral. In the photo, shared by the 51-year-old star, the actor appears slightly weak, but strong in spirit. In the picture, he is seen standing beside a window, wearing a yellow shirt, with earphones around his neck and a million dollar smile.
Here’s the full picture:
Ever since the photo has been uploaded, wishes are pouring in from his fans on the social media platform. They are lauding the positivity the actor is exuding in the picture. Here’s how they reacted:
In an interview to Bombay Times in June, Irrfan opened up about battling the tumour. “It’s been quite some time now since I have been diagnosed with a high-grade neuroendocrine cancer. This new name in my vocabulary, I got to know, was rare, and due to fewer study cases, and less information comparatively, the unpredictability of the treatment was more. I was part of a trial-and-error game,” he told Bombay Times.
Irrfan will soon be seen in Karwaan, the film which also marks Dulquer Salmaan’s debut in Bollywood. The film is releasing on August 3.
More power to you, Irrfan!