When Rishi Kapoor went to US last year for treatment, people knew that he was battling some gave illness. Now the veteran actor has decided to talk about his grave illness. Says the actor, “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.” However, a little more treatment is necessary for him to be back home all healthy. “I will have to do a bone-marrow transplant which in all probability should take another two months minimum,” he says.
The actor says that he is very upbeat and looking forward to returning home. “Being in remission is a big thing and it’s all because of people like you, my family and my fans' prayers and duas that have worked. I thank them all.”
While this battle has been intense, Rishi Kapoor has one person he is extremely thankful to. “Neetu (Rishi Kapoor's wife) has stood by me like a rock. Otherwise, I am too difficult a person to handle as far as food and drink are concerned,” says the actor. The actor says that the illness has brought his son Ranbir closer to him like never before.