Irrfan Khan: If I get to live, I want to live for my wife Sutapa
Irrfan Khan has been away from the limelight owing to his cancer battle. The actor will be returning to films after a gap of more than a year. The powerhouse performer will be next seen in Homi Adajania’s ‘Angrezi Medium‘. Ahead of the film’s release, the actor recently opened up about his fight against cancer and how his wife Sutapa Sikdar has evolved as a caregiver.
Irrfan in an interview with Mumbai Mirror opened up about how his cancer diagnosis changed him as a person. “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.”
The ‘Maqbool’ actor also shared how his family came closer during the last year. Talking about his wife Sutapa’s undying love and support, Irrfan said, “What to say about Sutapa? 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.”
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On 16 March in 2018, Khan announced through a Twitter post that he is suffering from a neuroendocrine tumour. He later went to London for his treatment. The actor has decided to stay away from the promotion of ‘Angrezi Medium’, which is all set to hit the screens on March 13.