Bollywood star Irrfan Khan, who is currently in London undergoing treatment for neuroendocrine tumour, has pulled out of Gormint, an Amazon Video series due to his health condition.
The 52-year-old actor, who shared the news through Facebook, said he was "gutted" to part away from the political satire on which he collaborated with a stand-up quartet."Ministry, now known as Gormint, the Amazon Video series I have been working on with the team of AIB, was one of my most favourite ongoing projects. After shooting for months and after having a ballistic time on set I discovered my now on-going physical condition.
"With a heavy heart I would like to say that due to this ongoing situation, I will not be able to fulfil my acting commitment to the show," he wrote in the post. Irrfan said he was leaving the show as his health was not allowing him to work on the project despite several discussions and rescheduling.
"I am gutted by this development because the character and the show thrilled me, and I even lived with the character for several months before having to cut the journey short. But after extensive discussions, workarounds and sincere efforts by everyone involved, the situation prevents me from being able to do the show entirely. And thus I must, at this time, exit stage left," he said. —Bollywood Mantra