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    Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor discharged from hospital, rubbishes cancer rumours

    Synopsis

    The actor returned to India last September after undergoing treatment for cancer.

    Last week amid reports of hospitalisation, the actor told PTI he was being treated for an 'infection'.
    MUMBAI: Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor on Tuesday said he was back home after being discharged from a Delhi hospital where he was diagnosed with a "patch which could have led to pneumonia".

    There were reports that the 67-year-old actor, who was in the capital to attend a family function, was admitted to a hospital.

    In a series of tweets, Kapoor said he had caught an infection due to "pollution" while shooting in the city. He also thanked his well-wishers for their concern.

    "Dear family, friends, foes and followers. I have been overwhelmed by all your concern about my health. Thank you. I have been filming in Delhi past 18 days and because of the pollution and my low count of neutrophils, I caught an infection whereby I had to be hospitalized," the actor wrote on the microblogging site.


    Kapoor, who is under treatment, said he decided to issue a clarification as "people seem to have assumed a lot different".

    The actor returned to India last September after undergoing treatment for cancer in the US for almost a year.

    "I was running a slight fever and on investigation, doctors found a patch which could have led to pneumonia, was detected and is being cured. People seem to have assumed a lot different. I put to rest all those stories and look forward to entertain and love you. I am now in Mumbai," he continued.


    Last week amid reports of hospitalisation, the actor told PTI he was being treated for an "infection".
    Kapoor recently announced his next project, a remake of Hollywood film 'The Intern', in which he will feature alongside Deepika Padukone.

    Kapoors, Bachchans Bid Tearful Goodbye To Ritu Nanda

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    In Memoriam

    Ritu Nanda, the daughter of Bollywood showman Raj Kapoor, passed away in the early hours of Tuesday. The 71-year-old, who was married to the late Escorts patriarch Rajan Nanda, had been battling cancer.

    Bollywood's Kapoors and Bachchans flew down to Delhi to join the Nandas for her last rites that were held in the city.

    In Pic (Clockwise from top left): Nikhil, Natasha and Agstya Nanda, Rishi and Riddhima Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan with niece Navya, Big B at the funeral.


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