Cancer-stricken Rishi Kapoor returns home after 11 months, gets warm welcome


After 11 months of cancer treatment in the US, veteran actor Rishi Kapoor returns home. The actor received a warm welcome on returning home after so many months. Neetu Kapoor, took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a picture of a balloon with the words ‘Welcome home dad’ written on it.

Ranbir Kapoor and Riddhima Kapoor Sahni rushed to meet their parents after 12 months. “This simple ballon has so much Warmth Love and belonging,” Neetu captioned the picture.

Rishi Kapoor’s close ones wrote welcome message on their respective social media accountsNeetu is flooded with positive comments. “Welcome back,” wrote Shweta Bachchan Nanda and so is Alia Bhatt’s mother and actor Soni Razdan. Riddhima left a cord of heart emojis in the comments section, while Sonali Bendre, who successfully defeated cancer in NYC overlapped with Rishi’s, posted summery emojis.

Upon their returning home, Anupam Kher, who is currently stationed in New York bade good-bye to Rishi and Neetu, he tweeted, “Dearest #NeetuKapoor and @chintskap !! Here is wishing you a safe trip back to India after being in New York for almost a year. I have mixed feelings. I am happy & sad at the same time. I am going to miss you terribly. We had a great time together. Thank you. Love & prayers.” 

Earlier, in an interview with Times Now, Rishi had revealed that he would be back in India in September.

In the same interview, Neetu revealed how the family dealt with Rishi's cancer diagnosis. 

"My first reaction was, obviously very bad, I was devastated, my kids were devastated. We didn’t know what to do. But then we thought to ourselves that this is it, we have to deal with it. Where he (Rishi) is concerned, he was in denial. For 4-5 months, he was not himself. I think when you start accepting that this is your issue, then you are stronger. I feel he is much stronger for the past, maybe 5-6 months, " Neetu said.

Talking about Ranbir, Neetu added, "Ranbir came and I told him 'There's something I want to tell you.' I told him what happened, he had tears in his eyes. He was in denial for an hour or so. He composed himself and said 'Let's deal with it', " she said."

During Rishi Kapoor's yearlong stay in New York, many Bollywood celebrities visited the ailing actor. From Shahrukh Khan to Ambanis, many close ones of the veteran actor visited him. Neetu shared every picture of their visit on her Instagram handle.