After spending months in the US for the treatment of his undisclosed illness, actor Rishi Kapoor has opened up for the first time about it. In his interaction with an entertainment portal, senior Kapoor said that he is recovering well and is hoping to return to his homeland soon. The actor also said that he’s been away from the movies for sometime but working on making this break therapeutic for him.
Kapoor talked to Bollywood Hungama and said, “My treatment is on, hopefully, I will recover soon and God willing I will return. The procedure is long and tedious and one needs immense patience which unfortunately is not one of my virtue.” He added, “Thankfully, I am not thinking about films anymore, just want to be blank and refresh myself with a more relaxed mind. This break shall be therapeutic for me.”
The veteran actor had announced he was leaving for the US for treatment in September last year. Since then, he is staying in New York with wife Neetu Kapoor. His kids, both Ranbir Kapoor and Riddhima Kapoor Sahni have been making occasional visits to him. In fact, the entire Kapoor family reunited to celebrate the New Year. They were also joined by actor Alia Bhatt, who is rumoured to be dating Ranbir. The two are working together on Dharma Productions’ Brahmastra, slated to hit the screens on December 25 this year.
Soon after he left for the US, rumours suggested that he has been suffering from cancer. However, his brother, actor Randhir Kapoor denied the speculations. During New Year, however, one of Neetu’s social media posts gave fuel to the rumours. In her post wishing New Year, Neetu mentioned she would always want ‘cancer’ to remain just a zodiac sign. She wrote, “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 n most imp. Good health” (sic)
We wish him good health!