Few days ago, actor Rishi Kapoor left everyone surprise when he took to his Twitter page and wrote, “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!”
The actor is currently in the US and this is the only reason he couldn’t attended the funeral of his mother Krishna Raj Kapoor. After this, several speculations started doing the rounds. Some reports suggested that the actor has been diagnosed with Stage 3 Cancer.
A source close to the Kapoor family reportedly told BollywoodBubble that the Kapoor senior is detected with third stage cancer. “Flown to the US for treatment. The doctors have called him in for a 45-day treatment that includes chemotherapy sessions too. Rishi along with Neetu, Ranbir are currently staying there and now Ranbir will have to come back to begin shooting for his films. Which is when Ridhima Kapoor Sahni will be travelling to be with mom and dad. It’s a trying time for the veteran actor,” shared the source.
The source further revealed, “Shooting of Rishi’s film with Juhi Chawla is completely stalled. The producers, Sony don’t want to continue with a replacement. They have put the movie on hold. He’s going to be treated a little differently because he always had a back problem. The doctors are also taking that into consideration. It’s not known which cancer he is suffering from yet.”
Well now, Rishi’s brother Randhir has rubbished all the speculations surrounding Rishi’s health. While talking to ET, he said, “We don’t know yet what is the exact nature of his ailment. Rishi himself doesn’t know what he is suffering from. He has not even started undergoing tests there; how can people speculate that he has cancer and that too, one that has escalated to advanced stage. Let him undergo tests peacefully; whatever the reults, we will let everyone know. He only reached America two-three days back and so far he was being prepared for the tests he had to undergo. Depending on what the results are, his line of treatments, medication and other modalities will be decided upon. It’s not fair to speculate things like that.”
Let’s hope all is well for Rishi Kapoor.