Rishi Kapoor On Being Abroad for 9 Months for Chemotherapy: "I really miss home"
Rishi Kapoor has been undergoing cancer treatment in New York and it’s been over 9 months. Despite having had many visitors he is really missing home and is ready to head back
Rishi Kapoor fans were left worried last year when he announced that he would temporarily be moving to New York for his cancer treatment. While it was initially unclear what he was going to be going to New York for, he later revealed that it was cancer that he was suffering from. The veteran actor is recognized in Bollywood for his roles in Nagina, Prem Rog and Bol Radha Bol. Rishi Kapoor turned director and producer during his career and is known for his work in Hindi cinema. The veteran actor has also received the National Film Award for his debut role as a child artist in his father Raj Kapoor's 1970 film Mera Naam Joker.
In a recent interview to an Indian daily, Rishi Kapoor up opened about his health and how he is feeling post treatment. While he is feeling much better now, he said that he is still under treatment. "There is a six-week gap between one treatment and the next when all you can do is eat, shop, watch movies, live a normal life, which I would rather do at home than here in New York. It has been nine months and 16 days. I know, since I have been counting the days that I have been away. I really miss home."
Rishi Kapoor has been missing home quite a lot as of late and is ready to head home to India. When he was questioned about his return to Mumbai, he said, "I have to be here for 11 months, so will not be back before the end of August. It has been a very difficult and taxing time, but Neetu and my children (Ranbir and Riddhima) have been very supportive. He went on to add, “I am grateful to everyone. I am waiting to come back and raring to get going. I plan my return five-six weeks after my last treatment. It is called consolidation or pushback, where I have to undergo chemotherapy to ensure that the ailment does not return. This is the second time I'm going through the treatment."
As of late, Rishi Kapoor has been visited by a number of celebrities who have been in New York this summer; including the likes of Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri, Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.