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Ranbir Kapoor literally forced me into the aircraft and flew to New York with me: Rishi Kapoor

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 23 July 2019, 04:51 PM
Rishi Kapoor with Ranbir Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor.
Rishi Kapoor with Ranbir Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor.

Rishi Kapoor, who has been undergoing the treatment for cancer in New York, recently revealed that he is missing home badly. The actor is said to return to India after August. Speaking of the support he received from his loved ones during the challenging phase, he told Times of India, ''In 45 years of my career, I have never taken such a long break. It makes me think that sometimes, God takes the decisions for you that you don’t. I haven’t boarded a flight for the past nine-and-a-half months. I haven’t stepped out of NYC. I am planning to go to the Hamptons tomorrow, it’s about three hours’ drive from here. For the first time in nine months, I’ll be taking a break and going to the beach. Thankfully my children, friends, family and well-wishers are with me.''

Rishi also talked about his reaction when he was diagnosed with cancer: ''There was no time to react. I was shooting in Delhi. I was on the sixth day shoot of a new film, when my son (Ranbir Kapoor) and a close family associate came to Delhi, spoke to my producers and explained the problem. By evening, they got me to Mumbai and soon after, they flew me to New York. I had no time to react or introspect. My son literally forced me into the aircraft and flew here with me. The acceptance comes gradually.''

Bollywood celebs including Ranbir’s former girlfriend Deepika Padukone, actors Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan, Sonali Bendre, Vicky Kaushal, Karan Johar and many others recently paid visits to the veteran actor in the US in recent past.

On the work front, Rishi Kapoor was last seen in the 2018 film Rajma Chawla. The actor is all set to be back on the big screen with his upcoming film, Jhootha Kahin Ka. The film will also feature Jimmy Sheirgill and Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 actors Sunny Singh and Omkar Kapoor.

According to reports, the story of the film revolves around two young boys, Sunny Singh, and Omkar Kapoor, who travel to Mauritius for higher education. They end up loving the country to the extent that they don't want to return from there. Rishi Kapoor, who will be seen playing Omkar’s father in the film, decides to pay the boys a surprise visit. However, he gets stunned when he sees their lifestyle in person. 

First Published: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 04:51 PM
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