Recently, veteran filmmaker Rahul Rawail reveals that Rishi Kapoor is now cancer free. The filmmaker took to Facebook and shared a picture with Rishi Kapoor and wrote, “Rishi Kapoor (Chintu) is cancer-free.”
Well now, Rishi himself reveals that he is now cancer-free. In a recent interview with Deccan Chronicle, Rishi talked about the phase and also thanks his family for being there with him.
Rishi said, “My eighth month of treatment started on May 1 in the US. But God has been kind! I am in remission, meaning now I am cancer-free.”
Rishi Kapoor on fighting cancer
Now isn’t that some great news for all his fans? We are already wishing to see him back in Mumbai. But for that Rishi said, “I will have to do a bone-marrow transplant which in all probability should take another two months minimum. Being in remission is a big thing and it’s all because of my family and my fans prayers and duas that have worked. I thank them all.”
He further said, “Neetu has stood by me like a rock. Otherwise I am too difficult a person to handle as far as food and drink are concerned. My kids Ranbir and Ridhima have really shouldered my problems.”
He also said the experience has taught him the importance of patience: “A person like me who has never had patience, this is God’s way to teach me patience. Getting well is a slow procedure. But it makes you grateful for the gift of life.”
It was in September last year that Rishi Kapoor had taken to Twitter and announced that he was flying to America for medical treatment. In the same tweet, he had urged his well-wishers to not speculate and worry adding that he will be back soon.
He had tweeted, “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!”
Meanwhile, on the work front, Rishi was last seen in Anubhav Sinha’s Mulk that co-starred Taapsee Pannu.