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Welcome home Irrfan Khan! The star is expected to celebrate Diwali in India

File photo of Irrfan Khan. Photograph:( WION )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 06, 2018, 04.51 PM (IST)

In a happy update, Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan will return to India to celebrate Diwali with family, his first trip after being diagnosed of a neuroendocrine tumour in March. 
Irrfan is expected to reach India on Wednesday. 
A source close to the family revealed to MidDay:  "Irrfan and his family are planning to celebrate Diwali at their Nashik farmhouse. It will be a 10-day trip after which he will return to the UK for his ongoing treatment."
On the professional front, it has been suggested that Irrfan will resume work in Shoojit Sircar’s Udham Singh biopic. The source went on to add in this regard that while Irrfan is on his way to recovery, there is still some time before he can honour his professional commitments.
The source said, "He is yet to be given a clean chit by his doctors on whether he can start full-fledged work. The doctors are hopeful that he can return to the set by March. But he will have to follow the guidelines that his oncologists give him. The biopic will have to be divided into shorter schedules."
Good to have you back, Irrfan!