Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who is yet to finish his course of treatment in New York, is now cancer free. Amid reports circulating about the actor’s recovery, his brother Randhir Kapoor has said the former will soon return to the country.
“Rishi is doing much better. He has to finish his course of treatment, and will be back in India in the next few months,” Randhir told IANS.
After filmmaker Rahul Rawail shared a post on his Facebook account with a photo of the 66-year-old actor, ending speculation about his health, his brother who was being called for confirmation regarding the news, spoke to the IANS.
Rawail, who has directed films like Love Story (1981), Betaab (1983), Arjun (1985), Dacait (1987) and Anjaam (1994) among others, wrote, “RISHI KAPOOR (CHINTU) is CANCER FREE!!!!🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏”.
Kapoor has been in the US for over a year now, undergoing treatment for his ailment.
In September 2018, the actor had shocked the nation with news that he was unwell and was leaving for America for treatment.
“Hello all! I am taking a short leave of absence from work to go to America for some medical treatment. I urge my well wishers not to worry or unnecessarily speculate. It’s been 45 years “plus”of wear and tear at the movies. With your love and good wishes,I will be back soon!”he had posted on Twitter.
The Kapoor family had been tight-lipped about Rishi’s illness all the while, even as they kept making trips to the US.
His wife and actor Neetu Kapoor had been by his side throughout and kept updating fans with photographs of some of their special moments.
In her social media post to wish fans a Happy 2019, she had written: “Happy 2019, no resolutions only wishes this year! Less pollution traffic!! Hope in future cancer is only a zodiac sign! No hatred, less poverty, loads of love, togetherness, happiness and most important good health.”