Rishi Kapoor diagnosed with cancer? Randhir Kapoor reacts

Rishi Kapoor before leaving for the US for medical treatment asked fans not to speculate but we all know Bollywood is a world of speculation, speculation and speculation. No sooner Rishi Kapoor landed in the US, rumours started to float that Rishi Kapoor has been diagnosed with third stage of cancer. Rishi Kapoor even missed the funeral of his mother Krishna Raj Kapoor because of the tests and treatment.

Randhir Kapoor has refuted cancer rumours. He requested people not to speculate about brother Rishi Kapoor’s disease.

“We don’t know yet what is the exact nature of his ailment,” he said. “Rishi himself doesn’t know what he is suffering from. He hasn’t even started undergoing tests there; how can people speculate that he has cancer and that too, one that has escalated to an advanced stage.”

Randhir said that once the tests were complete, the Kapoor family would let everyone know. “Depending on what the results are, his line of treatment, the medication and other modalities will be decided upon,” he said.

A source close to the Kapoor family reportedly told BollywoodBubble that the Kapoor senior is detected with third stage cancer. “Flown to the US for treatment. The doctors have called him in for a 45-day treatment that includes chemotherapy sessions too. Rishi along with Neetu, Ranbir are currently staying there and now Ranbir will have to come back to begin shooting for his films. Which is when Ridhima Kapoor Sahni will be travelling to be with mom and dad. It’s a trying time for the veteran actor,” shared the source.

The source further revealed, “Shooting of Rishi’s film with Juhi Chawla is completely stalled. The producers, Sony don’t want to continue with a replacement. They have put the movie on hold. He’s going to be treated a little differently because he always had a back problem. The doctors are also taking that into consideration. It’s not known which cancer he is suffering from yet.”

Before leaving, Rishi had tweeted to his fans, “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!”