Rishi Kapoor: Cancer is in remission, but I am still under treatment

Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor are in New York for the former’s cancer treatment.

A lot has been written about Rishi Kapoor’s return to India after his cancer treatment. Now, it is the 66-year-old actor who has finally spoken about his health and return to India.

In a recent interaction with Mumbai Mirror, Rishi shared how he has been counting days and is missing home. He said, "Thanks to the prayers and good wishes of my family, friends and fans, I am perfect now. The cancer is in remission, but I am still under treatment. The problem is not the treatment but the reaction time. 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."

The Mulk actor has been in New York for over nine months now. His wife Neetu Singh is by his side constantly and he is often visited by his children Ranbir and Riddhima Kapoor.

When questioned about his return, Rishi Kapoor told Mumbai Mirror, "I have to be here for 11 months, so I will not be back before the end of August. It s been a difficult time, very taxing, but Neetu (wife), and my children (Ranbir and Riddhima) have been very supportive. I will plan my return five-six weeks after my last treatment. It is called consolidation or pushback, whereby I will have to undergo chemotherapy to ensure that the ailment does not return."

"This is the second time I am going through the treatment. I am hoping that I can plan an end-August return but all this talk that I will be back in early September for my birthday, is again nothing but speculation," he added.

On the work front, Rishi Kapoor will be seen in the film Jhootha Kahin Ka and he has two other movies in his kitty.