Irrfan Khan's wife issues statement about his 'rare disease'; says they're 'optimistic, almost sure of victory'

FP Staff

Mar,10 2018 12:40:41 IST

Irrfan Khan's wife, Sutapa Sikdar, has finally made a statement regarding her husband's rare disease.

Sutapa Sikdar, in a Facebook post, requested fans of the actor to refrain from "wasting precious energies to only know what rare disease" Irrfan is suffering from.

In the post published on 9 February, Friday, Sutapa said that Irrfan is a "warrior" and that he is "fighting every obstacle with tremendous grace and beauty."

Irrfan Khan with wife Sutapa Sikdar/Image from Twitter.

Irrfan Khan with wife Sutapa Sikdar/Image from Twitter.

On her unverified Facebook page, Sutapa wrote, "I apologise for not answering calls and messages but I want all of you to know I am truly humbled indebted for ever for the wishes prayers and concern from all over the world."

Sutapa further wrote, "I am at present focused in the strategies of the battlefield which I have to conquer. It wasn't and isn't going to be easy but the hope ignited by the magnitude of family, friends and fans of Irrfan has made me only optimistic and almost sure of the victory."

Last week, Irrfan Khan released his statement on social media, in which he said that he has contracted a "rare disease" and that he would share the details after he receives a "conclusive diagnosis."

Read Sutapa Sikdar's full statement here.

This is what Irrfan Khan had earlier said.

Days after Irrfan Khan revealed this information, rumours of him battling a deadly tumor featured in headlines. However, his spokesperson refuted the reports.

Irrfan Khan has featured in critically acclaimed films such as Paan Singh TomarThe NamesakeHaider and Piku. He has also starred in several Hollywood projects like The Jurassic World and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

He was last seen in Qarib Qarib Singlle and he's awaiting the release of Blackmail.

Updated Date: Mar 10, 2018 12:40 PM