Irrfan Khan is currently undergoing treatment for a rare kind of ailment—high-grade neuroendocrine cancer in London. The talented actor won the IIFA 2018 award for the best actor for his last year sleeper hit, Hindi Medium, and elated by the win, Irrfan took to Twitter to write, “Thank you to @IIFA and our audience who have been part for my journey #IIFA2018”. He tweeted this soon after his ‘Best Actor’ win.

IIFA Awards 2018 Full Winners List: Vidya Balan's Tumhari Sulu, Irrfan Khan, Sridevi Win Top Awards

IIFA Awards 2018 Full Winners List: Vidya Balan's Tumhari Sulu, Irrfan Khan, Sridevi Win Top Awards

For the uninitiated, Irrfan was diagnosed with this rare disease in March this year. Following that he has been undergoing treatment in London. A few days ago, Bollywood superstar, Shah Rukh Khan met Irrfan before he left for London and handed him over his London house keys.

In a chat with The Times of India, Irrfan spoke about life and priorities after the ailment, “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.”