Rishi Kapoor not returning to India anytime soon, treatment still on


There were reports about Rishi Kapoor returning to India by this month end as he is eager to arrange wedding of his son Ranbir Kapoor with Alia Bhatt but the latest report says the veteran actor is not returning to India anytime soon as treatment is underway.

''Rishi is homesick and very eager to return home. We have a wedding to plan and he's counting the days,'' a source close to the Kapoor family said referring to Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s upcoming nuptial.

"But he's not ready yet to return. His treatment is slow but steady. Hopefully, he can come home in a few months. But end of this month? No way!" the source added.

Grapevine buzzed that the Bhatts and Kapoors are contacting their pundits to fix an auspicious date for Ranbir-Alia’s wedding.

A source says, "Bhatts and Kapoors will meet a Pandit together to zero down on some auspicious dates for the shaadi and one of those dates will be finalised. There is loose talk that the Pandit meeting date has been fixed up for April. Fair enough, considering that Rishi is returning from the US, post his treatment, only in March-end."

Rishi Kapoor now wants to become a grandfather and spend some quality time with them.

In an interview to Mumbai Mirror, the veteran once said, "I'm a loving father now but there was a time when my son and I didn't get along because I was so busy. I've never given my son the liberty of being on back-slapping terms with me. There was this invisible glass pane between us. It's like history repeating itself as it seems almost like my equation with my father. Now, I want Ranbir to get married, have some kids, so I can be a grandfather and make up for everything there."

Rishi Kapoor once said in an interview that his son is 35 and it’s high time that he settles down in life, “It is high time he got married. I settled down when I was 27, Ranbir is 35. So he should think about marriage. He can marry anyone of his choice; we don't have any objection to it. I want to spend time with my grandchildren before I am gone.” He further shared, “[Be it] Ranbir or his contemporaries, actors have blinkers on and are focused on their work. The only women they meet are the actresses. They don't socialise as much; that is the flipside of life in the movies”, the veteran actor said.