Mumbai, Oct 4: A few days back veteran actor Rishi Kapoor left for the US to seek medical treatment and said that he would be away from work for some time.
The 66-year-old actor took to Twitter to share the news, saying after facing over four decades of "wear and tear" in the showbiz, the check-up was a much needed engagement. "I am taking a short leave of absence from work to go to America for some medical treatment... It's been 45 years 'plus' of wear and tear at the movies," Kapoor wrote.
Now a source close to the Kapoor family reportedly told BollywoodBubble that the Kapoor senior is detected with third stage cancer. “Flown to the US for treatment. The doctors have called him in for a 45-day treatment that includes chemotherapy sessions too. Rishi along with Neetu, Ranbir are currently staying there and now Ranbir will have to come back to begin shooting for his films. Which is when Ridhima Kapoor Sahni will be travelling to be with mom and dad. It’s a trying time for the veteran actor,” shared the source.
The source further revealed, “Shooting of Rishi’s film with Juhi Chawla is completely stalled. The producers, Sony don’t want to continue with a replacement. They have put the movie on hold. He’s going to be treated a little differently because he always had a back problem. The doctors are also taking that into consideration. It’s not known which cancer he is suffering from yet.”
However, Rishi Kapoor's brother Randhir Kapoor has slammed these reports that suggested that Rishi is suffering from cancer.
Speaking to Etimes, Randhir said, “We don’t know yet what is the exact nature of his ailment. Rishi himself doesn’t know what he’s suffering from. 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.”