Irrfan Khan, the globally well-known Indian actor, was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer just a few months ago. The news came as a shock not only to him but to the entire nation and his worldwide fans. Soon after his announcement, Irrfan headed towards London for his treatment and currently is undergoing the treatment process.
In a recent interview, Irrfan has opened about many things that cancer has taught him. The actor who always had a plan about how his life would be has completely changed his way of living. Expressing the fact that he now doesn’t plan things and live in the spontaneous instant of the moment, the actor feels fortunate for this phase.
Irrfan said, “No, I’m completely out of reading scripts. This has become a surreal experience. My days are unpredictable. I used to think my life would be like that, but I could never practice unpredictability and spontaneity. That has happened now. I don’t plan. I go for breakfast and then I don’t have a plan. I take things as they come. That has been really helping me a lot. I don’t make plans. I’m just spontaneous. And I’m loving this experience. There was something missing in my life. I was feeling a little manipulated by myself, by my own mind. There was a kind of disharmony in myself. It was bothering me. And I think this is what I was missing, this spontaneity. I know because we live in a world that is packed with plans, it sounds unrealistic. How could you live your life like that? But life is so mysterious and has so much to offer, we don’t really try things. And I’m trying and I’m loving it. I’m in a really fortunate state.”
Besides all the information and news related to his treatment, the news about his death and the critical condition has been doing the rounds. Irrfan too once said that he is suffering from this disease and he can die in a few months. Irrfan stated, “There’s no guarantee of life with anybody. My mind could always tell me to hang a kind of chip on your neck and say, “I have this disease and I could die in a few months or a year or two.” Or I could just avoid this conversation completely and live my life the way it offers me. And it offers so much. I admit I was walking around with blinders. I couldn’t see what it offered me.”
The actor further added details about his treatment by saying, “I have had the fourth cycle of chemo. And I have to have six cycles and then we need to have a scan. After the third cycle, the scan was positive. But we need to see after the sixth scan. And then we’ll see where it takes me.”