Done with cancer surgery, Rakesh Roshan confirms he's recovering fast
On Tuesday morning, Hrithik Roshan sent the social media into a tizzy after he revealed that his father Rakesh Roshan was suffering from throat cancer. He has been diagnosed with the early-stage squamous cell carcinoma of the throat and underwent a surgery yesterday. While the news of Rakesh's cancer diagnosis got fans worried, the actor-turned-director confirmed that he is recovering well after the surgery.
In a statement, Rakesh assured his fans that the surgery went fine and he was feeling alright. He mentioned that he would be back home by this weekend. "I am feeling all right. Surgery is done and all is okay. God is great. I am going to be back home on Friday or Saturday," Rakesh said. Certainly, a sigh of relief for fans.
Notably, Rakesh was diagnosed with the big C a couple of weeks ago. But he turned out to be a true fighter and wasn't dismayed by the diagnosis. "Ever since the diagnosis, Rakeshji has been upbeat cheerful and not at all daunted by the setback. He went into surgery with his family by his side and it went smoothly," a source was quoted saying.
Further, Hrithik posted a picture of him and his father on Instagram as he revealed the news of Rakesh's cancer diagnosis Hrithik stated Rakesh was in full spirits and didn't miss the gym ahead of the surgery. "He is probably the strongest man I know. As a family we are fortunate and blessed to have a leader like him," he wrote in the caption.
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.
Soon after Hrithik's revelation, Bollywood celebrities sent their best wishes to Rakesh and wished him a speedy recovery. Hrithik's ex-wife Sussanne Khan wrote that Rakesh is stronger than any superhero. Tiger Shroff too voiced similar wishes and said Hrithik has a superhero's DNA. Manisha Koirala, who is a cancer survivor, said, "I am sure he will come out of it as a winner".
Not only Bollywood celebrities but Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wished 'fighter' Rakesh. PM Modi tweeted, "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". Overwhelmed by PM Modi's concern, Hrithik expressed his gratitude and informed him that Rakesh's surgery went well.
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. 🙏🏻 https://t.co/BS42lCy0Kn— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) January 8, 2019
On the work front, Rakesh will be making a comeback to direction after five years with Krrish 4. He announced Krrish 4 last year and confirmed that the movie would release on Christmas 2020. Rakesh's last directorial was Hrithik-starrer Krrish 3 which released in 2013.