- Irrfan Khan is battling neuroendocrine tumour
- Thank you to IIFA and audience who have been part for my journey: Irrfan
- Sridevi won the Best Actress Award for MOM
"Thank you to IIFA and our audience who have been part for my journey," tweeted actor Irrfan Khan on Tuesday. Irrfan, who is battling neuroendocrine tumour, won the IIFA for Best Actor for his role in Hindi Medium. The 51-year-old actor is in London for treatment and his trophy was handed over to team Hindi Medium on his behalf. The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards took place on Sunday evening in Bangkok. Hindi Medium was a satire on the current education system. Meanwhile, megastar Sridevi, who died this February, won the Best Actress Award (posthumously) for MOM. Her husband Boney Kapoor accepted her award.
Read Irrfan Khan's tweet here.
Last week, in an interview to Bombay Times, Irrfan opened up about battling the tumour and stated about the 'terrifying hospital visits.' "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.
'As if I was tasting life for the first time, the magical side of it.' https://t.co/GX0CqfjSVX— Irrfan (@irrfank) June 19, 2018
"In this chaos, shocked, afraid and in panic, while on one of the terrifying hospital visits, I blabber to my son, 'The only thing I expect from ME is not to face this crisis in this present state. I desperately need my feet. Fear and panic should not overrule me and make me miserable'," Irrfan added.
The first look poster of Irrfan Khan's upcoming film Karwaan, co-starring Dulquer Salmaan and Mithila Palkar, also released today.
Karwaan releases on August 3.