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New Delhi: Much acclaimed Irrfan Khan and Deepika Padukone’s new movie has been postponed till the 51-year-old warrior Irrfan Khan is back in form.
Irrfan is a warrior and we know he will conquer this battle. Therefore @deepikapadukone, Prernaa @kriarj and I have decided to reschedule our film and start with renewed energy and celebration when our warrior returns as a winner.
— Vishal Bhardwaj (@VishalBhardwaj) March 19, 2018
Just as Irrfan Khan revealed he’s suffering from neuroendocrine tumour, director Vishal Bhardwaj tweeted to say that the much-talked about project will only roll when “our warrior returns as a winner”. Irrfan is a warrior and we know he will conquer this battle. Therefore Deepika Padukone, Prernaa, Kriarj Entertainments and I have decided to reschedule our film and start with renewed energy…” he added.
On Friday, Irrfan tweeted to say that the “rare disease” he has been diagnosed with is neuroendocrine tumour and that he will travel abroad for treatment. Earlier this month, he had spoken about having “contracted a rare disease.” Read Irrfan’s posts here:
— Irrfan (@irrfank) March 16, 2018
— Irrfan (@irrfank) March 5, 2018
Last month, Mr Bhardwaj had declared that the film has been rescheduled but had not exactly mentioned the altered date, saying:
“I am pushing back the film by a few months as both of my lead actors are down with different health problems.”
Deepika has reportedly been advised to lighten her work load as she is convalescing from severe backache and wears a back strap.
It appears the director was also unaware of Irrfan’s medical condition because this is what he had mentioned: