Randhir Kapoor Says Speculation That Brother Rishi Has Cancer ‘Is All Rumour’

New Delhi: 

Randhir Kapoor has dismissed reports speculating his younger brother Rishi Kapoor has been diagnosed of cancer. Over the weekend, Rishi Kapoor, 66, tweeted about taking leave and going to the US for medical treatment, but requested not to ‘unnecessarily speculate.’ However, several unconfirmed reports later stated that Rishi Kapoor is suffering from advanced stage cancer. Speaking to news agency PTI, Randhir Kapoor said: “This is all rumour. He is at the moment fine. As he is in great pain, he will be undergoing test tomorrow. He did discuss it with us regarding his health.”

Rishi Kapoor is reportedly accompanied by wife Neetu and son Ranbir. They also missed the funeral of Krishna Raj Kapoor, who died on Monday, a couple of days after the family left for USA. Krishna Raj Kapoor, wife of Raj Kapoor, died of a cardiac arrest. Randhir Kapoor, their eldest son, performed the rituals.

Rishi Kapoor on Saturday had tweeted this: “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!”



Actors Randhir, Rishi and Rajiv Kapoor are the three sons of Raj Kapoor and Krishna Raj Kapoor. Ritu Nanda and Rima Jain are their two daughters.

Rishi Kapoor was last seen in Mulk and his next film is Rajma Chawal.

(With inputs from PTI)

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