Rishi Kapoor popularly called Chintoo battled out safe from cancer. The actor is now cancer-free which was confirmed by his brother Randhir Kapoor on 30 April 2019. Filmmaker Rahul Rawail was the first to confirm about the recovery.
As known earlier, Rishi Kapoor left for America, seven months back, for the treatment of some medical illness and there were many rumors about his undisclosed sickness. The actor with his wife, Neetu Singh is now in US due to which he had not been able to cast his vote and expressed his remorse upon the same. However, the couple stayed in touch with their fans through social media like Twitter.
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However, putting a pause to all the conjecture, Filmmaker Rahul Rawail feels elated to share this news. Posting a snapshot of Rishi Kapoor and himself he wrote “RISHI KAPOOR (CHINTU) is CANCER FREE!!!!”
It is not clear if the picture is a recent one, it was reported. When approached, Rahul told the source “Yes, Rishi is absolutely cancer free, now. I haven’t met him but spoke to him over the phone. He called me in the morning [Tuesday] and gave me the [good] news that he has totally recovered from cancer. There’s just a small follow up and procedure that he needs to get done to ensure that there is no recurrence anytime. So, that’s all that is left now.”
Rawail further supplemented the source saying that he has no idea how soon Rishi would come back to India but this is pretty sure that he wants to back as soon as possible, it was reported. Rishi’s elder brother, Randhir Kapoor upheld the news and said, “Yes, he is much better, and he will come back soon. [On whether he is completely cured], he’s on his way to full recovery and it takes time, he’s got to finish the whole course, but he’s fine.”
The female offspring of the actor, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni is pacified by her father’s recovery and remarked, “Yes, he is recovering. With everybody’s prayers and wishes he is doing well.”
Receiving no accreditation from the family, Rishi’s spouse did hint strongly on some sad news. Neetu posted a picture from the family’s New Year’s celebration and wrote, “Happy 2019. No resolutions only wishes this year !!! Less pollution traffic!! Hope in future cancer is only a zodiac sign!!! No hatred less poverty loads of love togetherness happiness n most imp. Good health.”
The senior actor was also visited by several Bollywood celebrities including Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan, Anupam Kher, Javed Akhtar, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sonali Bendre and Maniesh Paul, according to reports.