Irrfan had been battling with life-threatening cancer for a very long time now and as the actor is on the road to recovery, he has said that if he gets to live a long and healthy life he would like to dedicate his life’s second innings to his wife Sutapa Deb.
Irrfan, who is gearing up for the release of Homi Adajani’s Angrezi Medium alongside Radhika Madan and Kareena Kapoor Khan has said that the only good thing that came out of his illness is that fact that his family has come a lot more close to each other. Opening up about the same, the Maqbool actor has said that his fondest memory about his illness is that he got to see his children evolve as individuals.
Speaking to Mumbai Mirror, Khan said, “The best part is that I have had all the time literally to see them evolve. A crucial time for a teenager, like the younger one. The older one isn’t a teenager anymore. What to say about Sutapa (wife)? She is there 24/7. She has evolved in care-giving and if I get to live, I want to live for her. She is the reason for me to keep at it still.”
He further said, “It’s been a roller-coaster ride, a memorable one. Happy moments were underlined because of the inherent uncertainty. We cried a little and laughed a lot. We became one huge body. You screen out noises …You are selective about what you want to filter in. I have gone through tremendous anxiety but have somehow managed to control it, then, let go. You are playing hopscotch all the time.”
For the unversed, Angrezi Medium is the sequel to the much loved 2017 Hindi Medium and the film will also mark Irrfan’s return to the big screen after a long sabbatical owing to his health. Meanwhile, the actor who gave a miss to the film promotions has shared a heart-wrenching video explaining his absence.
— Irrfan (@irrfank) February 12, 2020
Directed by Homi Adajania, Angrezi Medium is slated to release on the 13th March 2020.