Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, known for his consecutive blockbusters of the 1990s, returned to India after undergoing a fairly long medical treatment for cancer in the United States. He was receiving treatment in New York since late last year and returned to India on Tuesday morning. Rishi Kapoor during his cancer treatment was under constant supervision and consultation with doctors. He was accompanied by his wife Neetu Singh in the United States during this period. The 67-year-old actor was visited several times by many celebrities in the United States, including frequent visits by his son Ranbir Kapoor and his daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahani. Bollywood celebrities, including Alia Bhatt, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Anupam Kher, Priyanka Chopra and the young “Bachchan couple” of “Abhishek and Aishwarya” were among those who visited him in the United States.
The news of returning to India was shared by the veteran actor himself. Rishi Kapoor on his official Twitter account wrote: “Back home after 11 months and 11 days. Thank you all.”
The 67-year-old actor in his tweet thanked his fans and supporters for his constant support.
In July of this year, the veteran actor hinted that he could return home in late August or early September, claiming that he is almost free of his illness and that his cancer is in remission. Rishi Kapoor reported this on his Twitter at the time. He said he was under constant treatment and consultation and doctors who could allow him to go home within a month or so.
The actor reportedly planned a gap of five to six weeks after the last treatment before returning to India. During this duration, known as the consolidation or rejection period, he was treated with chemotherapy to eliminate any chance of the disease coming back.
It was in September last year that Rishi Kapoor went to the United States along with his wife Neetu Kapoor and son Ranbir Kapoor for cancer treatment. During his father’s 11-month treatment, Ranbir Kapoor often visited his parents in the United States. In fact, his girlfriend Alia Bhatt also accompanied him several times.
It was in the early hours of Tuesday that Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor landed in Mumbai. Dressed in jeans and a shirt and wearing a beard, Rishi Kapoor looked healthy and friendly. Neetu Kapoor, on the other hand, looked pretty in jeans and a black blazer.
In early 2018, Rishi Kapoor left his fans in shock, as he tweeted that he is taking a small space in his work. He informed that he would go to the United States to receive medical treatment. He had also urged all his supporters and fans not to speculate anything unnecessarily.