Rishi Kapoor announced last week that he was flying off to America for some medical treatment. Although the veteran actor did not reveal the nature of his disease, his fans began spreading rumors that Rishi was suffering from advanced cancer.
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 Kapoor (@chintskap) September 29, 2018
However, his elder brother Randhir Kapoor has dismissed the news as a rumour.
According to Pune Mirror, Randhir Kapoor has said that the exact nature of Rishi’s ailment is not yet known: “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.”
Randhir Kapoor also urged fans to not “unnecessarily speculate” and make conditions worse.”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,” added the veteran star.
Rishi Kapoor flew to the States last week accompanied by wife Neetu and son Ranbir. The family missed the cremation of Krishna Raj Kapoor, who died on Monday, a couple of days after the family left for USA.