Rakesh Roshan diagnosed with early-stage cancer

Hrithik Roshan reveals that his dad is suffering from throat cancer:

Hrithik Roshan confirmed that his father, filmmaker Rakesh Roshan has been diagnosed with early stage throat cancer and is taking the disease in full spirit. He also said that he will undergo a surgery today.

The actor shared a picture with dad Rakesh Roshan and captioned it: 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.”

Rakesh Roshan is an actor turned director who has made many superhits including Krrish series. He is currently working on Krrish 4. After hearing this his industry friends started posting their wishes for him.

The fans of the actor also flooded the post with ‘get well soon’ messages. A fan commented on the picture, “A very strong personality! Get well soon sir”. One fan wrote, “Keep up the spirits rr sir…we all wish u gud luck,come out of this situation like a victor….our prayers r always wid u nd ur family…. hope for d best nd don’t ever give up.”

Check out the tweets:


What is squamous cell carcinoma of the throat?

It is a primary type of throat cancer which affects the flat cells lining the throat. This means they develop in the squamous cells that line the throat. However, Hrithik and his family are yet to spill more details about it.

Rakesh Roshan, who has directed blockbuster films like Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai, Koi… Mil Gaya and Krrish, is a strong human being.  In 2000, he was shot at by two members of the Mumbai underworld, as Rakesh had refused to share the profits of Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai with their gang.  Luckily, the actor-director survived the attack.

On the work front, Hrithik is currently working on his next film Super 30 based on the life of Bihar-based mathematician Anand Kumar.