Mumbai, Jan 9: Veteran actor-filmmaker Rakesh Roshan says “all is okay” after he underwent surgery for throat cancer. He will be back home in a day or two.
Rakesh underwent the surgery at a hospital here on Tuesday.
On Wednesday morning, he replied in a message to news agency IANS: “I am feeling all right, thank you. Surgery is done and all is okay. God is great. I am going to be back home on Friday or Saturday.”
A source close to the “Krrish” maker revealed: “Ever since the diagnosis, Rakeshji has been upbeat cheerful and not at all daunted by the setback. He went into surgery with his wife, brother (composer Rajesh Roshan), son Hrithik and daughter Sunaina by his side and the surgery went smoothly. He is expected home by the end of this week.”
In an earlier conversation, Rakesh had said: “I’ve always been a fighter and I believe in karma. I’ve always tried to do the right things in life. Somewhere I believe your deeds will be reflected in what you get in life. Setbacks, there will be, but I firmly believe God is watching over me and my family.”
Earlier on tuesday, Hrithik had broken the news of his father’s diagnosis via social media before the senior Roshan went in for surgery. He shared an Instagram post in which Hrithik is seen standing alongside with his father in a gym.
“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,” Hrithik captioned the picture in which the father-son duo have struck the same pose.
After this news, the family’s well wishers, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, prayed for his good health.