Rakesh Roshan’s cancer diagnosis: Bollywood celebs pray for his well-being

Actor turned filmmaker Rakesh Roshan is diagnosed with "squamous cell carcinoma of the throat" (throat cancer) and he has undergone a surgery today.

Hrithik Instagrammed a gym photo with his dad and shared the news. In his post, he said that his dad would not "miss gym even on surgery day" and that he was in "full spirits." Hrithik wrote, "Asked my dad for a picture this morning... Knew he wouldn't miss gym on surgery day. He is probably the strongest man I know. Got diagnosed with early stage squamous cell carcinoma of the throat a few weeks ago but he is in full spirits today as he proceeds to battle it. As a family we are fortunate and blessed to have a leader like him."

Hours after Hrithik Roshan tweeted about his father’s surgery, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished Rakesh Roshan a very good health and called him a fighter.

"Dear Hrithik, praying for the good health of Shri Rakesh Roshan Ji. He is a fighter and I am sure he will face this challenge with utmost courage," PM Modi tweeted.

Replying to PM Modi's tweet, Hrithik Roshan wrote: "Thank you Sir for your concern and good wishes. I am very happy to inform that according to the doctors his surgery has gone off well."

Rakesh Roshan's ex daughter-in-law Suzanne Khan tweeted on the picture, “He is the stronger than any super hero all will go smoothly.” She also shared heart emojis with hands joined in a prayer.

Actor Tiger Shroff, who considers Hrithik his idol, wrote, “Superhero DNA overnight recovery!” Music composer Vishal Dadlani wrote on his wall, “My very best to him, and of course to all of yoy, @hrithikroshan! I am sure he’ll conquer his too.” Singer Ankit Tiwari also commented, “More power.”

Actor Abhishek Bachchan shared a heart emoji and a thumbs up sign in the comments section. Celebrity photographer Daboo Ratnani also commented, “All the best Uncle.” TV actor Nandish Sandhu also wrote for the senior actor, “Respect and speedy recovery.”