Irrfan Khan Took To Twitter To Thank His Fans As He Received IIFA 2018 Best Actor Award

It has been quite some time that actor Irrfan Khan has been away from the silver screen. He was diagnosed with rare cancer and is currently in London for the treatment of the same.

Recently, there was an Awards night held in Bangkok and the place was lit as all the Bollywood stars were there and seem to be having a gala time. IIFA is one such event where one will see all the Bollywood celebs and their performances.

Irrfan Khan was also awarded as Best Actor in Male at IIFA 2018 for his performance in Hindi Medium.

He took to Twitter to thank his fans and the audience for the same.

His caption read as:

“Thank you to @IIFA and our audience who have been part for my journey #IIFA2018.”

Check out his tweet:

A while ago there was a news that Irrfan Khan was staying at Shah Rukh Khan's apartment in London. This happened when Irrfan's wife Sutapa called SRK. She invited the superstar to visit their residence at Mumbai’s Madh Island. She told him that Irrfan wished to meet his good friend before he left for further treatment in the UK.

SRK was at Mehboob Studios where he was shooting and immediately left to be on his side. He spent almost two hours with Irrfan. And before leaving he surprised Irrfan by giving him the keys to his London house. Irrfan was overwhelmed by his gesture and graciously accepted the keys at his insistence. SRK wanted Irrfan and family to feel at home while in London and help out a friend in need.

Here was his first post where he had written this:

God speaks to each of us as he makes us,

then walks with us silently out of the night.

These are the words we dimly hear:

You, sent out beyond your recall,

go to the limits of your longing.

Embody me.

Flare up like a flame

and make big shadows I can move in.

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.

Just keep going. No feeling is final.

Don’t let yourself lose me.

Nearby is the country they call life.

You will know it by its seriousness.

Give me your hand #rainermariarilke

And later, Irrfan had also penned an emotional letter. In that, he had spoken about his journey so far.

Check it out:

It’s been quite some time now since I have been diagnosed with a high-grade neuroendocrine cancer. This new name in my vocabulary, I got to know, was rare, and due to fewer study cases, and less information comparatively, the unpredictability of the treatment was more. I was part of a trial-and-error game.

I had been in a different game, I was travelling on a speedy train ride, had dreams, plans, aspirations, goals, was fully engaged in them. And suddenly someone taps on my shoulder and I turn to see. It’s the TC: “Your destination is about to come. Please get down.” I am confused: “No, no. My destination hasn’t come.” “No, this is it. This is how it is sometimes.”

The suddenness made me realise how you are just a cork floating in the ocean with UNPREDICTABLE currents! And you are desperately trying to control it.

In this chaos, shocked, afraid and in panic, while on one of the terrifying hospital visits, I blabber to my son, “The only thing I expect from ME is not to face this crisis in this present state. I desperately need my feet. Fear and panic should not overrule me and make me miserable.”

That was my INTENTION. AND THEN PAIN HIT. As if all this while, you were just getting to know pain, and now you know his nature and his intensity. Nothing was working; NO consolation, no motivation. The entire cosmos becomes one at that moment – just PAIN, and pain felt more enormous than GOD.

As I was entering the hospital, drained, exhausted, listless, I hardly realised my hospital was on the opposite side of Lord’s, the stadium. The Mecca of my childhood dream. Amidst the pain, I saw a poster of a smiling Vivian Richards. Nothing happened, as if that world didn’t ever belong to me.

This hospital also had a coma ward right above me. Once, while standing on the balcony of my hospital room, the peculiarity jolted me. Between the game of life and the game of death, there is just a road. On one side, a hospital, on the other, a stadium. As if one isn’t part of anything which might claim certainty – neither the hospital, nor the stadium. That hit me hard.

I was left with this immense effect of the enormous power and intelligence of the cosmos. The peculiarity of MY hospital’s location – it HIT me. The only thing certain was the uncertainty. All I could do was to realise my strength and play my game better.

This realisation made me submit, surrender and trust, irrespective of the outcome, irrespective of where this takes me, eight months from now, or four months from now, or two years. The concerns took a back seat and started to fade and kind of went out of my mindspace.

For the first time, I felt what 'freedom' truly means. It felt like an accomplishment. As if I was tasting life for the first time, the magical side of it. My confidence in the intelligence of the cosmos became absolute. I feel as if it has entered every cell of mine.

Time will tell if it stays, but that is how I feel as of now.

Throughout my journey, people have been wishing me well, praying for me, from all over the world. People I know, people I don’t even know. They were praying from different places, different time zones, and I feel all their prayers become ONE. One big force, like a force of current, which got inside me through the end of my spine and has germinated through the crown of my head.

It’s germinating – sometimes a bud, a leaf, a twig, a shoot. I keep relishing and looking at it. Each flower, each twig, each leaf which has come from the cumulative prayers, each fills me with wonder, happiness and curiosity.

A realisation that the cork doesn’t need to control the current. That you are being gently rocked in the cradle of nature.

Well, we congratulate his for this award and wish him a speedy recovery!

by Admin | Wed, Jun 27 - 12:33 PM

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