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Rishi Kapoor leaves for US for medical treatment, asks fans not to speculate

Rishi Kapoor took to Twitter to let his fans know that he was going to the US for medical treatment, requesting them not to worry. It added that it has been caused by long years of work in Bollywood.

bollywood Updated: Sep 30, 2018 11:03 IST
Indo Asian News Service, Mumbai
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Rishi Kapoor said, in a tweet, that his treatment was necessitated due to the toll his body has taken working for more than 45 years in Bollywood. (PTI)

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor says he was taking a “short leave from work” to go to the US for medical treatment because of the “wear and tear” caused due to working in Bollywood for over four decades.

Rishi, 66, on Saturday took to Twitter, where he asked his fans and followers to not to worry or speculate.

“Hello all! I am taking a short leave of absence from work to go to America for some medical treatment. I urge my well wishers not to worry or unnecessarily speculate. It’s been 45 years ‘plus’ of wear and tear at the movies,” Rishi wrote.

“With your love and good wishes, I will be back soon!”

Rishi made his acting debut in Bollywood with Mera Naam Joker in 1970. He was later seen in films like Bobby, Khel Khel Mein, Kabhie Kabhie, Karz, Amar Akbar Anthony, Hum Kisise Kum Naheen, Rafoo Chakkar, Bol Radha Bol, Fanaa, Love Aaj Kal and Kapoor & Sons among many others.

He was last seen onscreen in Mulk and will next be seen in Rajma Chawal by Leena Yadav.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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First Published: Sep 30, 2018 11:03 IST