Irrfan Khan: 'Life of Pi' actor reveals battle with rare tumour

Posted on Mar 17 2018 - 4:31am by admin

Indian actor Irrfan Khan has been diagnosed with a rare tumour.

Khan had tweeted on March 6 that he was suffering from a “rare disease,” but did not say what it was.

On March 16, he revealed on Twitter that he has been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour, addressing speculation by fans and the media over his health.

However, he didn’t reveal whether the tumour was cancerous.

“Learning that I have been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour as of now has admittedly been difficult, but the love and strength of those around me and that I found within me has brought me to a place of hope,” Khan said on Twitter.

According to health experts, Neuroendocrine tumours can develop in different organs in the body and can be cancerous or non-cancerous.

Some neuroendocrine tumours can be treated with surgery or chemotherapy.

Life of Pi actor Irrfan Khan reveals battle with rare tumorplay

Irrfan Khan reveals battle with rare tumor

(DNA India)

 

The 51-year-old actor has featured in several Hollywood and Bollywood movies including,“Maqbool,” “Haasil,” “Paan Singh Tomar,” “Slumdog Millionaire”, “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “Life of Pi.”

One of India’s best international acts, Khan won India’s National Film Award in 2013 for his leading role in “Paan Singh Tomar,” a biopic about a top athlete who becomes a bandit.

He was scheduled to kick off work on a film by Bollywood director Vishal Bharadwaj, but production was postponed due to Khan’s illness.

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