Rishi Kapoor chose to keep the details of his illness private and didn’t disclose the details until recently when his good friend and director Rahul Raiwal posted an update about his health saying he is cancer-free. The senior actor now has come out to talk about his battle with cancer and how supportive his family was throughout this phase.
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. 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.
From all the pictures we have been seeing on Instagram of Rishi ji with his family and friends, the one person who has always been by his side is wife – Neetu Kapoor. She has been smiling through it all and has been handling the difficult times with such strength and grace.
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. (laughs)
They say a crisis is a way for families to grow closer. The Kapoor family is no different, as they have all grown closer to each other, especially Rishi ji and his children – Ranbir Kapoor and Ridhhima Kapoor Sahni.
My kids Ranbir and Ridhima have really shouldered my problems.
Ranbir and his father’s relationship has experienced a few ups and downs in the past. But, he has been spending a lot of time with his father in the US and they have grown very close to each other.
How sweet, right?! We can’t wait to see Rishi ji back in great health and in the movies again!