Irrfan Khan in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital? Here’s the truth

On March 5, Irrfan Khan had issued a statement that he was suffering from "a rare disease" and would share details when there was a conclusive diagnosis.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: March 7, 2018 4:15 pm
irrfan khan hospitalised Recent reports suggested that Irrfan Khan has brain cancer and was admitted to the hospital.

Reports of actor Irrfan Khan being admitted to the Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai are untrue, sources at the hospital said today. The denial came after rumours started circulating that the 51-year-old actor has brain cancer and has been admitted to the hospital. On March 5, Irrfan had issued a statement that he was suffering from “a rare disease” and would share details when there was a conclusive diagnosis.

“It is not true. He is not here at the hospital for treatment,” an official at the Kokilaben hospital told PTI. The actor’s team also quashed rumours of him being admitted to the private hospital. Asked if he has cancer, they declined to comment.

“We will comment as soon as possible. No comments at the moment,” a spokesperson for the actor told PTI. In a Twitter post, Irrfan, one of India’s most versatile actors, had said he and his family were jolted by the knowledge of his illness, and requested his fans and followers not to “speculate” about his health. On February 21, the actor’s spokesperson released a statement, saying he has been diagnosed with a “severe case of jaundice”.

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In his almost three-decade career, the actor has established himself as one of the most dependable performers in the Indian film industry as well as in Hollywood. He made his big screen debut with the Academy Award-nominated 1988 film Salaam Bombay and went on to give stellar performances in films such as Haasil, Maqbool, Paan Singh Tomar, The Lunchbox, Piku and Hindi Medium.

Over the years, Irrfan cemented his position in international cinema with projects such as Slumdog Millionaire, The Namesake, The Amazing Spider-Man, Jurassic World and Life of Pi. Director Vishal Bhardwaj, who was scheduled to begin the shoot of his next, starring Irrfan and Deepika Padukone, postponed the filming of the project citing health concerns of his lead actors.

Irrfan’s last released film was Tanuja Chandra’s Qarib Qarib Singlle. His upcoming films include Blackmail and Karwaan.

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  1. Raghvendra Tripathi
    Mar 8, 2018 at 11:06 am
    Dear Irfaan khan jii....My recommendation is plz do following yogic sadhana....1.. hale very very slowly in 5 sec through your left nostrail and exale in 5 sec.through right and then inhale through right in 5 sec.and scale through left in 5 sec..this is one round .Do another 3 round and stop.Now plug both your ears with cotton balls and chant ommmmmmmmmmm like a bee..So this for 5 to 10 mint...and then be with yourself...chant mahamritunjay mantra (minimum 11 times and maximum 108 times)with resolution (sankalpa)for health and total well being...You will be all right within 40 days...Do it for 40 days...May mahamaya bless you !!!!!with health and happiness..
    1. Pfapulle
      Mar 17, 2018 at 4:55 am
      could also drink cow ..then he will be gone even sooner
      1. Pfapulle
        Mar 17, 2018 at 4:56 am
        could also drink cow ka cola..then he will be gone soon