By Jasleen Kaur Last Updated:
This year has not started on a good note for many of our favourite Bollywood celebrities. Yesterday morning, I.e., on January 8, 2019, we woke up to another cancer news from B-town. Everyone was shocked to hear the news that Hrithik Roshan’s father and famous Bollywood director-producer, Rakesh Roshan is suffering from cancer. Last year too we had quite a few such cancer news from Irrfan Khan, Sonali Bendre, Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife Tahira Kashyap and Rishi Kapoor.
Revealing this shocking news to all his fans and everyone, Rakesh’s son, Hrithik took to his official Instagram handle. Along with a happy picture straight from the gym, Hrithik wrote, "Asked my dad for a picture this morning. Knew he wouldn't miss gym on surgery day. He is probably the strongest man I know. Got diagnosed with early-stage squamous cell carcinoma of the throat a few weeks ago, but he is in full spirits today as he proceeds to battle it. As a family, we are fortunate and blessed to have a leader like him. Love you Dad." (You May Also Like: Ranveer Singh Calls Deepika Padukone 'Gharelu', Says He Will Be 'The Husband Of The Millennium')
Soon after this post on social media, the news spread like a wildfire and reached the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. Our honourable PM too sent his heartfelt wishes to Rakesh sir and wished for his speedy recovery. His tweet could be read as, “Dear Hrithik, praying for the good health of Shri Rakesh Roshan Ji. He is a fighter and I am sure he will face this challenge with utmost courage. @RakeshRoshan_N”.
Replying to this Hrithik shared the health update of his father and wrote, “Thank you Sir for your concern and good wishes. I am very happy to inform that according to the doctors his surgery has gone off well”. In case you noticed Hrithik’s caption closely, he mentioned that there was an impending surgery that had to take place, which went well. (Checkout: Angad Bedi Talks About Being A Father And The Feeling Of Holding Baby Daughter Mehr In His Arms)
Also, when Rakesh’s brother and veteran music director, Rajesh Roshan was asked by Mumbai Mirror about his health, he said, "He is better now and recovering well. We were all very tense about the surgery and the entire family was in the hospital with him. God willing, he will be up in the next three days and should be discharged from the hospital”.
Yesterday, on Hrithik's post regarding Rakesh’s cancer, his ex-wife, Sussane Khan left a comment stating, "He is the stronger than any superhero, all will go smoothly." Many comments from the industry people started pouring in, but this one grabbed the attention.
Also, when a famous online tabloid SpotboyE got in touch with Rakesh's close friend and trade analyst Amod Mehra, he shared that he was also unaware of such developments and came to know only after Hrithik's announcement. He also went on to narrate an incident where he revealed that Rakesh's wife Pinky used to tell him to go off cigarettes, but he used to smoke secretly. (Also Read: Dino Morea Wishes Ex-Girlfriend Bipasha Basu On Her Birthday With This Throwback Picture)
For the ones who don’t know, Hrithik’s sister Sunaina Roshan too is a cancer survivor. Sunaina came out as a winner after beating cervical cancer back in 2014 and ever since then, she has been inspiring others. She had once shared, I want to inspire people across the globe. If the blog is a success maybe, I’ll think of a book and go on a show like Ted Talks. I want to tell people that I am a survivor and not a victim”. (Don't Miss: Boney Kapoor Is All Set To Produce The Biopic Of His Beloved Wife Sridevi, Details Inside)
In an interview with Bombay Times, Rakesh had once shared how his bond with Hrithik is. He said, “My bond with Hrithik is as strong as ever”. And went on to explain, “Even when Hrithik stayed with us, he'd sleep in his room and we'd seldom meet him because of his work hours. Now, he comes here in the morning, we gym together, discuss things, he goes to shoot, works and returns in the evening”.
Wishing Rakesh Roshan a speedy recovery!