I Agree With Kangana, Some People Write Anything: Rishi Kapoor

Rishi shared details of his recovery for the very first time.

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Rishi Kapoor (L), Kangana Ranaut (R).

In a new interview, veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has opened up about his illness, recovery, what kind of films he’d like to do, the Kangana Ranaut vs media controversy and more.

Speaking to a news daily, Rishi confirmed that his cancer is in remission and he has one cycle of treatment left to cover. He clarified that he is in perfect health now and it was the six week gap between treatments that has kept him away from India in New York for over 9 months. He admitted that he really misses home. After he is done with his consolidation chemotherapy, Rishi plans to return to India by the end of August. However, he declined to specify the kind of cancer he was battling, saying the disease could be discussed later.


Rishi shared that he wanted to take photos with friends and family throughout his treatment to post on social media so that people could see he was doing fine. Referring to concern about his health and appearance, he explained that while it was true that he initially lost 26 kg due to a lack of appetite, his white hair was for a film he was shooting right before he was diagnosed. He has also gained back some of that weight since then.

Rishi rubbished reports that he was not happy with the release of his upcoming film Jhootha Kahin Ka, which was shot before his illness. He claimed he had not spoken to the media at all and added that he agreed with Kangana Ranaut about certain journalists tarnishing the credibility of others.

I agree with Kangana Ranaut that some people write anything and as a result, serious journalists get drawn into the controversy. Though I do not entirely agree with what Kangana said, on this point anyone can get upset.  
Rishi Kapoor

Rishi said that he had been choosing more comedy films lately because he felt he didn’t get a crack at the genre when he was younger. He stated that once he gets back he wanted to jump straight into work, having one prior commitment and agreed to one other film.

Aamir Khan’s Ghajini borrowed the entire romantic track in the first half from Neetu and my earlier film. Everything, including the dialogue.
Rishi Kapoor

Rishi closed the interview by mentioning all his family members who supported and stood by him throughout his recovery, including son Ranbir Kapoor, niece Natasha and sister Ritu Nanda.

(With Inputs From: Mumbai Mirror)

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