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We should respect the space they have requested for and hope for the best: Deepika Padukone on Irrfan Khan

Deepika also spoke about her Piku co-star and urged everyone to “respect the space they have requested for and hope for the best”. Irrfan Khan is unwell and had tweeted last week that he has been diagnosed with a rare disease.

bollywood Updated: Mar 12, 2018 12:20 IST
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Deepika Padukone attends the Hello Hall of Fame Awards 2018 in Mumbai on March 11.(AFP)

Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone, who won the Entertainer of the Year honour at the Hello Hall of Fame Awards, has extended her prayers for ailing Irrfan Khan and urged everyone to allow the actor and his family the space they have requested for.

“I think we should always pray for people and their good health. If his (Irrfan’s) health is not best at this point, I think it is important for all of us to pray, not just for him, but for everyone. I always say a small little prayer for myself and everyone around. Yes, I think the last couple of weeks have been emotionally challenging, but yes, I think we all should say a little prayer,” she said, adding that she has had some of her most special experiences as an actor with Irrfan.

Irrfan has been diagnosed with a rare illness and has been missing from action since the last couple of weeks. Deepika is set to star opposite Irrfan again in a Vishal Bhardwaj movie. “I think like he has requested that there are times when people need to be left alone for sometime and figure their lives out... We should respect the space they have requested for and hope for the best,” she added.

Deepika herself suffered aggravated pain in the neck. But she said she is well and there is nothing to worry about. “All is good on the health front. I got so many wishes from fraternity and media. Things are back to normal and I will be starting my physiotherapy soon. There is nothing to worry about.”

Deepika Padukone (L) and Rekha (R) at the 'Hello Hall of Fame Awards 2018' in Mumbai. (AFP)

“I won’t say fame is all that important for me, but I would definitely like to say that the kind of industry I am working in and the kind of work that I am doing, so money and fame are a part of what I do, and I can’t ignore it. I don’t think you can ignore the fame and the attention. It is the by-product of the work that I do. I love my work. In the last ten years, the work that I have done... I got so much to learn and I have enjoyed my work. And in future, I hope that I keep on enjoying the work that I do.”

The Padmaavat star attended the awards event in a stylish white ensemble here on Sunday.

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First Published: Mar 12, 2018 12:19 IST