Irrfan Khan not seeking Ayurvedic treatment for his ‘rare disease’

MUMBAI: Actor Irrfan Khan’s spokesperson releases a statement clarifying the reports that the former is seeking Ayurvedic treatment for ‘rare disease’ — neuroendocrine tumor and was reportedly consulting Vaidya Narayan Murthy.

“As suggested by recent news reports, Mr. Khan is not consulting with Vaidya Balendu Prakash. He at one point had contacted him but other than one phone call there has been no conversation or consultation whatsoever. It is unacceptable to be using someone’s illness for your own publicity and personal gain. Like Irrfan khan’s previous statements, we all need to respect the space asked for and wait for him or his wife’s statement for any further update,” read a statement by the actor’s spokesperson.

Murthy, who is also known to treat Steve Jobs said:

“I have found Irrfan bold, and he was ready to undergo any kind of treatment. I have explained to him what Ayurveda can do in his case, or for that matter in the case of other cancer patients. I am sure by now he has got what we call conclusive diagnosis. We all want to believe in miracles, we all want to believe in the power of prayers. But we also must understand that there is something called science which is the basis of all treatment. I told him he must follow what his doctors in London have prescribed to him.”

The 51-year-old actor is currently in London with his family for his treatment. A couple of days back, the versatile took to Twitter and shared the news that he is suffering from NeuroEndocrine tumor.