On September 29, actor Rishi Kapoor took to Twitter to inform his well wishers that he will be taking a leave from work as he is travelling to the United States Of America for medical treatment. He wrote, "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!"
The '102 Not Out' actor had clearly urged his well wishers in the post that they not create any unnecessary speculation. However, contrary to his request, people began to speculate that he has been detected with cancer. Certain rumours even escalated to declaring him of being detected of advance stage of cancer, after he missed the funeral of his mother, Krishna Raj Kapoor on October 1.
Reacting to the rumours, Rishi Kapoor's brother Randhir Kapoor clarified that they do not yet know the exact nature of his ailment. Talking to a daily news, the actor said that Rishi himself does not know what he is suffering from. Randhir Kapoor questioned as to how people can speculate that his brother has cancer and that too, one that has escalated to an advanced stage. He further said that Rishi Kapoor reached America only a few days ago and is being prepared for the tests that he has to undergo. He further said that, whatever, the results, they will let everyone know.
Rishi Kapoor's wife Neetu Kapoor and son Ranbir Kapoor are with him in America and so could not make it for the funeral of Krishna Raj Kapoor.
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