Rishi Kapoor is 'cancer free' now, says filmmaker Rahul Rawail in a Facebook post

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 30, 2019, 01.25 PM(IST)

File photo of Rishi Kapoor. Photograph:( Reuters )

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A few months back, when Rishi Kapoor declared he was going to the US for medical treatment, speculations were rife that the actor was diagnosed with cancer.

A few months back, when Rishi Kapoor declared he was going to the US for medical treatment, speculations were rife that the actor was diagnosed with cancer. The family has never spoken in details about the nature of his illness and all fans have gotten to see are some photos that his wife, Neetu Kapoor has been sharing on Instagram from time to time. 

On Tuesday though, filmmaker Rahul Rawail put speculations to rest as he posted on Facebook, 'Rishi Kapoor (Chintu) is cancer free!'. Rawail is a close friend of Kapoor and the director even posted an old photo of the two in his post. 

The Kapoors have been tight-lipped about Rishi Kapoor's illness and treatment so far. On New Year's though, Neetu Kapoor had slightly hinted about the senior actor's illness in an Instagram post. 

"Happy 2019 no resolutions only wishes this year !!! Less pollution traffic!! Hope in future cancer is only a zodiac sign !!! No hatred less poverty loads of love togetherness happiness n most imp. Good health(sic)"

Son Ranbir had flown to New York along with girlfriend Alia Bhatt and Sister Ridhima and her family to celebrate the New Year's with his parents. 
Ranbir, while receiving his Best Actor Filmfare award last month had also dedicated his award to his parents and stated that how his father was going through a 'rough patch'. Ranbir had also mentioned how his father missed working and wondered if he would get any work once he is back in Mumbai. 

Now that Rawail has shared such happy news- let's hope we get to see the veteran actor on the big screen soon!