Rakesh Roshan Shares Update About His Throat Cancer, Hrithik Roshan Uploads His Recovery Picture

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Rakesh Roshan Shares Update About His Throat Cancer, Hrithik Roshan Uploads His Recovery Picture

“What is happening to this world?”- is something that everyone has been asking ever since we got the most shocking news of Irrfan Khan, Sonali Bendre, Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife, Tahira Kashyap and now, Rakesh Roshan’s early stage squamous cell carcinoma of the throat. His son, superstar, Hrithik Roshan shocked the world when he shared the sad new with his fans and followers, 8 days after we started our advent into New Year 2019. (Do Read: Sonam Kapoor Strikes A Pose With Mom Sunita and Sister Rhea As They Twin In Matching Ensembles)

Taking to his official Instagram handle, the Kaabil actor shared a picture with his dad, Rakesh ji from what looks like a gym session and captioned the picture as, “Asked my dad for a picture this morning. Knew he wouldnt 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." Here’s the picture:

Rakesh Roshan

While innumerous wishes and updates have been pouring in from his family and industry officials, we finally can heave a sigh of relief now as the man himself has confirmed his recovery to Mid-Day. Sharing an update about his health, Rakesh ji was quoted as saying, “All is okay. I am fine. Surgery is done and all is fine. God is great. I am going to be back home on Friday or Saturday.” His son, Hrithik too, took to Twitter and posted a buoyant picture from what looks like the hospital itself and wrote, “And he’s up and about. Power of love! Thank you all for being with him and helping him power through. Today was a great day.” This is the picture:

Hrithik shares first pic of father Rakesh Roshan from hospital

Sometime after Rakesh’s cancer news was doing rounds on the media and everyone was concerned about his health, in an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Rakesh ji’s brother, Rajesh Roshan had given us an update about his health and shared, “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.” Rakesh ji’s ex-bahu, Sussane Khan too, left a heart-warming comment on Hrithik’s post. It could be read as, “He is the stronger than any superhero, all will go smoothly.” (Must Read: Hrithik Roshan Turns 45, Pinky Roshan Shares A Family Picture With Rakesh Roshan After Surgery)

Sussane Khan comments on Rakesh Roshan's cancer

Speakig about wishes pouring in for Rajesh Roshan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his wishes to him. A tweet on the same from him 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”. And Hrithik’s reply to him also posed as another update on the Krissh director’s health, “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.”

Hrithik Roshan

Ovarian cancer survivor herself, Manisha Koirala also poured in her heartfelt encouragement for Rakesh Roshan. In an interview with IANS, the Dil Se actress shared, “I can say only one thing that there is a way out. One should not give up because there is treatment available to this disease. I am sure he will come out of it as winner and I will pray to god that he comes out of it as a winner.”

Manisha Koirala

Hrithik Roshan and Rakesh Roshan are counted amongst the most popular father-son pairs in Bollywood. In a throwback 2012 interview with Filmfare, Rakesh ji had shared interesting details about his and Hrithik’s relationship. He had then revealed, “I wanted to give it [Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai ] the scale it deserved. The music of the film seemed promising. Hrithik and Ameesha Patel had done well. I knew the movie wouldn’t let me down. So I didn’t hold myself back. Because Hrithik gives me time I can tap new genres. No one would have made Koi... Mil Gaya (2003) after Kaho Naa... People said I was mad to make Hrithik play a mentally challenged character. I’m also proud of Kites (2010). We attempted something new – crossover cinema!”

Hrithik Roshan and Rakesh Roshan

Further speaking about his son’s diligence he had stated, “Even when he assisted me, he took a keen interest in filmmaking. He never flaunted his status. He stayed with the unit and not in a five star hotel with us. He has seen my failures. He knows that in the long run it’s only hard work that pays. If you don’t attend a party it won’t matter, but if you don’t deliver it will.” As most of you would know, Rakesh ji shares a very friendly equation with Hrithik. “I got married at 22. My older daughter Sunaina was born when I was 23. I was 24 when Hrithik was born. I understand what he wishes to say from a mere glance.” (Also Read: Ranbir Kapoor And Alia Bhatt Are All Set To Exchange Rings This Summer? Details Inside)

Hrithik Roshan and Rakesh Roshan

Rakesh ji, we pray for your speedy recovery. Get well soon!

Images and cover source: Hrithik Roshan
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