Actor Irrfan Khan has released a statement thanking all those who supported him all these months when he was being treated for cancer in New York. The actor has taken to social media to open his heart out on how it’s really important for a person to feel that he is loved. He has posted a happy picture of himself with the heartening note. Irrfan’s note reads, “Maybe somewhere in the pursuit of winning, we forget how much it means to be loved. In our vulnerability, we are reminded. ” He adds, “As I leave my footprints onto these steps of my life, I want to pause to be grateful for receiving your immense love and support, it soothed me in my process of healing. So I travel back you, thanking you from the bottom of my heart.” (sic)

The actor was spotted at the Mumbai airport on Tuesday morning. This was for the first time after almost a year that Irrfan removed his mask and let the paps clicked him. He also thanked the shutterbugs. The actor’s pictures and videos from the airport in which he could be seen looking all fit and fine went viral on the internet. Check this out:

The actor is expected to begin shooting for Hindi Medium 2 soon. Irrfan will reportedly be joined by actors Kareena Kapoor Khan and Radhika Madan on the sequel to his 2017 hit film. It’s being directed by Homi Adjania, who has earlier helmed films like Finding Fanny and Cocktail. While Irrfan hasn’t talked to the media for long now, his friend and filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia revealed that the actor is gearing up to take over the screens soon.

While interacting with Deccan Chronicle, Dhulia said, “I did meet him after he returned to India. He is perfectly fine now. Irrfan told me that he will begin shooting for Hindi Medium franchise soon.”

It was in March last year that Irrfan had announced he was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour. He stayed away from both the social media and the cameras since then. We wish him the best ahead!