Throwback: Neetu Kapoor Revealed How Rishi Kapoor Reacted To Cancer On National Cancer Awareness Day

On National Cancer Awareness Day today, Neetu Kapoor revealed herself, hubby, Rishi Kapoor and kids, Ranbir Kapoor and Riddhima Kapoor Sahni's first reaction when they first heard about his cancer.


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Throwback: Neetu Kapoor Revealed How Rishi Kapoor Reacted To Cancer On National Cancer Awareness Day

Why do environmentalists keep on warning us about the danger that is prevailing in the air, which is leading the humankind towards hazardous diseases? Once considered a taboo and a disease that should not be named’, cancer is spreading like wildfire in the thick air. As life-threatening and disheartening as it can get, a lot of our Bollywood celebs have become prey to this deadly disease but have only shown us how to emerge stronger! Stars like Sonali Bendre, Rakesh Roshan, Rishi Kapoor are all combatting this deadly disease like a trailblazer, giving hope to a zillion out there! (Do Read: Saif Ali Khan Opens Up About How He Bought Back Pataudi Palace, His Royalty And Inheritance)

September 29, 2018, it was when a ‘fishy’ tweet from Rishi Kapoor’s Twitter handle about jetting off abroad for treatment had garnered all our attention. While speculations about Rishi ji suffering from cancer had already begun, it was his wife, Neetu ji’s cryptic New Year 2019 post that had given us enough evident confirmation about the deadly disease. Taking to Instagram and sharing a picture from their celebrations, Neetu Kapoor had written, “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.”

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor

After spending almost one whole year in New York, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor have come back to India, with him being cancer-free. But as they say, the aftermath always leaves you thinking about the battle encountered and fought, and on National Cancer Awareness Day today (November 07, 2019), we dug up a throwback Times Now interview, wherein Neetu ji had revealed her, hubby, Rishi ji and kids, Ranbir Kapoor and Riddhima Kapoor Sahni’s first reaction when they heard about his cancer. In the interview, Neetu ji had shared, “My first reaction was, obviously very bad, I was devastated, my kids were devastated. We didn’t know what to do. But then we thought to ourselves that this is it, we have to deal with it. Where he (Rishi) is concerned, he was in denial. For 4-5 months, he was not himself. I think when you start accepting that this is your issue, then you are stronger. I feel he is much stronger for the past, maybe 5-6 months.”

Neetu Kapoor also revealed in the same interview that she had started to treat Rishi Kapoor like her third child and would lure him and play tricks to make him eat his food or take his medicines. She had shared, “I used to behave like I used to play tricks around him, talk to the nurse about some restaurant and some good dish they have and then he would chip in saying ‘really? ok, let us try that.” (Must Read: Amitabh Bachchan Completes 50 Years In Indian Cinema, Abhishek Bachchan Shares A Heart-Melting Post)

Rishi Kapoor Dinner Date With Neetu Kapoor And Riddhima Kapoor Sahni

Though they weren’t in India, Neetu Kapoor always kept on posting pictures from starry guest visits or from their dates to keep her fan following all worry-free. Sharing more details about it, Neetu ji had stated in the same interview, “I used to post the pictures on his Instagram just to keep the positivity going. I never put pictures where he was down and out. Once, I was waiting for the elevator in the hospital when he (Rishi) was admitted and a young boy came and told me ‘my father is going through the same thing and him was very depressed, we kept showing him your pictures and said see Rishi Ji is so happy and he is getting treated and those pictures made him come here and he wants to go through the treatment. I feel so nice that I helped somebody gain confidence that it can be dealt with.”

Karan Johar with Rishi and Neetu Kapoor

In yet another interaction with Times Now, Rishi Kapoor and his wife, Neetu Kapoor had bared it all out about the trying times in NYC and the former’s cancer treatment. Expressing his debt of gratitude towards his wife, Neetu ji, Rishi ji had shared, “She has been a rock of Gibraltar, really really supported me without her I wouldn't be getting anywhere." Neetu ji too, revealing one of her ‘wonder wife’ secrets, had said, “It's like I told you he became like my child and I wanted to do everything in my power that he should not be in pain, he should get whatever he wants." (Also Read: Sana Khaan Unfollows BF Melvin Louis And Deletes All His Pictures From Instagram, Here's Why)

Rishi Kapoor Dinner Date With Neetu Kapoor And Riddhima Kapoor Sahni

Now that Rishi ji is back all hale and hearty, we are eagerly looking forward to a ‘new Bhatt-dition’ (ahem!) in the Kapoor family! You get what we are trying to hint here, don’t you? (*wink wink*)

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