A few days back, Irrfan Khan took to his Twitter handle to inform the fans about his health. He couldn’t make it to the trailer launch event of his film Blackmail as he is down with jaundice.
Irrfan had written, “Black male has turned yellow !! Down with sudden attack of jaundice. Was looking forward to meeting my friends in media on the trailer launch of #BLACKमेल , but will have to wait for this to pass.”
Soon after this message, speedy recovery messages started pouring on the social media. Some of the media houses have also reported false news and they have portrayed the news in a bad taste. The Piku actor on March 5, again took to his Twitter account and posted a note. He had posted an update of his health that a rare disease has been diagnosed but he will not give up. He also wrote that he will update more on the same in the coming days.
— Irrfan (@irrfank) March 5, 2018
After Irrfan posted this message, various media houses started putting up a news that he has been diagnosed with brain cancer and he is admitted to the hospital in Mumbai. They have also reported that it has been identified as Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) Grade IV, also called ‘death on diagnosis’ is one of the deadly cancers. It’s high time that these media houses should stop spreading rumours about an actor, that too at this level. When Irrfan himself has said that he will soon put out a statement, then why people are misreporting and spreading rumours about the actor. Here are some of the screenshots of media houses which have covered this in a bad taste. This news coverage shows that journalism has gone to the dogs.