Rishi Kapoor diagnosed with third-stage cancer, claim reports

Speculations were rife after the 'Bobby' actor was not seen at the funeral, prayer meet of his mother Krishna Raj


Entertainment Desk October 04, 2018
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Bollywood veteran Rishi Kapoor is currently in the US, accompanied by wife Neetu and son Ranbir Kapoor for 'some medical treatment'. Recently, an Indian publication reported that the Bobby star is suffering from life-threatening disease.

The eldest Kapoor son, Randhir Kapoor, on Wednesday slammed reports suggesting his younger brother, Rishi is suffering from third- stage cancer.

The speculation gained steam after Rishi was not seen at the funeral and prayer meet of his mother Krishna Raj Kapoor.

Randhir, in an interview with Times of Indiaaddressed the matter and said, “We don’t know yet what is the exact nature of his ailment. Rishi himself doesn’t know what he’s suffering from."

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He further added, "He has not even started undergoing tests there; how can people speculate that he has cancer and that too, one that has escalated to advanced stage. Let him undergo tests peacefully; whatever the results, we will let everyone know."

"He only reached America two-three days ago and so far, he was being prepared for the tests that he has to undergo. Depending on what the results are, his line of treatment, medication and other modalities will be decided upon. It’s not fair to speculate things just like that," shared Randhir.

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A spokesperson for the Kapoor clan, confirmed the same to The Indian Express. He said, “He has gone for some tests and medical examinations to the US. There is nothing serious.”

Rishi on Saturday said he was leaving for the US to seek medical treatment.

He tweeted, “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.”



Actors Randhir, Rishi and Rajiv Kapoor are the three sons of Bollywood legend Raj Kapoor and wife Krishna Raj.

On work front, Rishi was last seen in Mulk and his next film is Rajma Chawal. His upcoming venture with Juhi Chawla has also been put on hold indefinitely till the actor returns after his treatment.

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COMMENTS (7)

Talib | 2 years ago | Reply Dear Rishijee, wish you speedy recovery from any ailment that you may be suffering from. Good bless you and your loved ones....
Cezina Dsouza | 2 years ago | Reply Godbless our dear Rishi Kapoor and whatever his struggles are we pray that The Lord meets him at his time of need. May healing be his portion. Prayers for a quick recovery n strength for Neetu n children
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