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Rishi Kapoor on battling cancer: Neetu stood by me; Ranbir, Ridhima shouldered my problems

Speaking To Deccan Chronicle, Rishi Kapoor Said That He Is Grateful For The Gift Of Life.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pallavi Singh | Updated on: 04 May 2019, 12:22:55 AM
ishi Kapoor said that he is grateful for the gift of life.

ishi Kapoor said that he is grateful for the gift of life.

New Delhi:

Last year, Rishi Kapoor sent his fans into a frenzy after he announced that he was heading to the US for some medical treatment and would be away from work for a while. Soon after, rumours started doing the rounds suggesting that the veteran actor has been diagnosed with cancer. Recently in an interview with Deccan Chronicle, Rishi Kapoor finally disclosed that he was battling with cancer and he has been declared ‘cancer free’ now. 

Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Rishi Kapoor said that he is "grateful for the gift of life" and added: "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." "I will have to do a bone-marrow transplant which in all probability should take another two months minimum," Rishi Kapoor added.

The 66-year-old actor thanked his fans and family members for keeping him in their prayers. "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 was quoted as saying.

The actor also talked about the support he received from his wife Neetu Kapoor and children Ranbir and Riddhima. "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," Rishi Kapoor told Deccan Chronicle.

Meanewhile, on the work front, the actor was last seen in Netflix's Rajma Chawal, which is a humorous family drama set in New Delhi’s Chandni Chowk. Directed by Leena Yadav, the film also features Anirudh Tanwar, Aparshakti Khurana and Amyra Dastur in pivotal roles. 

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First Published : 03 May 2019, 11:52:01 PM