Rishi Kapoor on fighting cancer: ‘Neetu stood by me like a rock, Ranbir and Ridhima shouldered my problems’

Rishi Kapoor on fighting cancer: ‘Neetu stood by me like a rock, Ranbir and Ridhima shouldered my problems’

Speaking to Deccan Chronicle in an interview, 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.My kids Ranbir and Ridhima have really shouldered my problems.”

Talking about his treatment, he 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. 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 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.”

Rishi revealed that he was flying to the USA for medical treatment last year. “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,” Rishi tweeted in September 2018.

Rishi was last seen on silver screen in a cameo in Manto, directorial venture of noted actor Nandita Das, reports HT.

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