Rishi Kapoor on battling cancer: Ranbir & Riddhima shouldered my problems while Neetu stood by me like a rock

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Rishi Kapoor has been away from films and his hometown Mumbai for almost a year now. The veteran actor had announced that he was flying out of the country to US for some medical treatment. However, he hadn’t revealed what he had been diagnosed with. However, reports of him being diagnosed with cancer started doing the rounds, and when no one from the family denied them, it was understood that Rishi was indeed getting treated for the Big C. After so many months of being away, the veteran actor has finally spoken up in an interview and talked about the phase.

Talking to Deccan Chronicle, 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.” 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.

Amidst all the people who have been praying for him constantly, Rishi talks highly of his family. Praising Neetu Singh Kapoor, with whom he has spent more than 38 years of marital bliss, Rishi 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.” Not only that, the illness has brought him really close to his son Ranbir Kapoor and daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni. Talking of them, he said,“My kids Ranbir and Ridhima have really shouldered my problems.

Rishi, who is known for his short temper, goes on to also give out a heart rending message. “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,” concludes Rishi.

Rishi was last seen in the Netflix film, ‘Rajma Chawal’. We hope to see him back in Mumbai shooting to hearts content pretty soon. Get well soon, Rishi.

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