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The Kapoor family has denied the reports suggesting that veteran actor Rishi Kapoor is suffering from third-stage cancer. The media attributed his absence at the funeral of his mother Krishna Raj to his visit to the United States of America for the supposed treatment of cancer.
Rishi’s elder brother Randhir Kapoor, however, denied the speculations and asked the media to refrain from inciting sensationalism in the industry.
Randhir Kapoor while addressing the issue 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 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 an 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.
Another spokesperson from the Kapoor family in its statement confirmed that Rishi Kapoor has undergone several tests for the diagnosis of his ailment. “He has gone for some tests and medical examinations to the US. There is nothing serious”, said the source.
Rishi Kapoor in his tweet on Sunday informed that he is leaving for the United States of America to seek medical assistance. He further informed that he has taken a short leave from the work and will soon return to work.
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
His tweet rose suspicion among his followers who flocked on social media to wish him good health. Unfortunately, his mother Krishna Raj passed away due to a cardiac arrest the day after he left for the USA.