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 ) Also Read - You Have Gone so Far Away! Irrfan Khan's Son Babil Shares Throwback Picture of The Actor With Wife Sutapa Sikdar

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 ) Also Read - Irrfan Khan’s Son Babil Khan Shares Unseen Pics of Actor, Slams Bollywood For All These Reasons

“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. Also Read - After Sushant Singh Rajput, Irrfan Khan's Instagram Account Gets Memoralised