Mumbai: Deepika Padukone spoke candidly about her co-star Irrfan’s health at recently concluded awards night. Deepika and Irrfan had previously worked together in Shoojit Sircar’s slice of a life drama 'Piku', and will be reuniting on screen in Vishal Bhardwaj's next crime thriller.
Deepika urged everyone to pray for the actor. The 'Padmaavat' star said, ‘’His health is not the best at this point, and it is important that we pray for him, and everyone else. Nothing is more important than peace of mind and health. The last couple of weeks have been emotionally challenging.’’
Deepika also talked about Irrfan said that she love him as a person and as an actor. She said, ‘’He is someone I absolutely love as a person and an actor. Piku will be one of my all-time favourite films and Irrfan has a large part to play in that. Honestly, I do not know where he is. I do not know what has happened to him. Like he has requested, there are times when people need to be left alone for some time and figure their lives out. I think we should respect him, hope for the best and say a little prayer.”
Irrfan recently revealed that he is unwell and suffering from a "rare" disease and would share more about it as soon as his diagnosis is conclusive.
Earlier Irrfan’s 'Blackmail' co-star Kirti Kulhari had expressed her thoughts on his health. Kirti said, "I wouldn't want to be pestering him or his team for anything, for an update. He has made it very clear to everybody that he needs some time, some space. It's sad that people are not doing that. But I'm really hoping and praying that we hear some good news from him soon."