Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar yesterday requested fans and media not to speculate about Irrfan Khan‘s health, saying the actor is “fine now” and will issue another statement soon. In a Twitter post, Irrfan had said he was suffering from “a rare disease.” The actor said he and his family were jolted by the knowledge of his illness. (ALSO READ: Irrfan Khan’s Wife Sutapa Sikdar On His Health: Not Easy But Optimistic Of Victory )

Shoojit, who worked with the actor in his last directorial “Piku”, said Irrfan is extremely close to him. “I think Irrfan has already issued a press statement and asked not to speculate (about his health). He is the only actor who is actually called a Hollywood star in our country, who has worked with the top of the line directors,” he said. (ALSO READ: Why Irrfan Khan’s Diagnosis Has Come As A Shock To Those Closest To Him – Exclusive )

“I’ve met him two-three times, he is going to issue a statement again. All your questions will be answered. He is a wonderful human being, I am very close to him. Please don’t worry. He is fine now, and he will issue a statement again. But please, I fold my hands, don’t speculate,” the director added. On February 21, the actor’s spokesperson had released a statement, saying he has been diagnosed with a “severe case of jaundice”. Shoojit was speaking at the trailer launch of his next, “October” starring Varun Dhawan.