Neetu Kapoor on husband Rishi battling cancer: He became like my child

Updated: Aug 26, 2019, 11:30 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has been in New York since the past several months receiving treatment for cancer. His wife, veteran actress Neetu Kapoor, has stood by him like a rock through it all.

Neetu Kapoor on husband Rishi battling cancer: He became like my child
Rishi and Neetu Kapoor. Pic/Neetu Kapoor's Instagram account

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who has been battling cancer, is in New York receiving treatment for it. The actor, who is on his way to recovery, has been in the US for over 10 months for his cancer treatment, and his wife, veteran actress Neetu has been by him through it all. 

Scores of Bollywood celebrities have been making a beeline to New York to visit the actor, and Neetu Kapoor makes sure to share pictures on social media as a way to thank them and update fans about Rishi's health. A number of celebs including Shah Rukh Khan, the Ambanis, Aamir Khan, Karan Johar, the Bachchans, Vicky Kaushal, Boman Irani, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Anupam Kher, Priyanka Chopra, Sonali Bendre, Javed Akhtar, Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor have visited the actor-couple.

In a recent interview with Times Now, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor opened up about going through the worst phase of their lives together. Opening up about her husband's battle with cancer, Neetu said, "I don't understand these dawayis and I can't do it wrong, I have to do it right, I kind of made my own list and the way it should be given, what I would understand." The actress further added, "It's like I told you he became like my child and I wanted to do everything in my power that he should not be in pain, he should get whatever he wants."

Earlier, Rishi Kapoor had shared how Neetu has stood by him like a rock and helped him through it all. This time around, too, Rishi said in the interview, "She has been a rock of Gibraltar, really really supported me; without her, I wouldn't be getting anywhere."

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Thankfully, Rishi Kapoor is getting better and will be back home soon. The actor wants to be with his family in time to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi on September 2. Rishi Kapoor also celebrates his birthday on September 4. Talking to mid-day from New York, he said, "Celebrating Ganpati is a family tradition. So, I am hoping to be part of it."

Narrating a couple of funny incidents that he encountered in the Big Apple, Rishi shares with mid-day, "Taxi drivers don't take money, they only want a selfie with me. Once I was at a restaurant, which had several Bangladeshi waiters. Each of them came and greeted me. One of the American staff members thought I was an ex waiter there, which is why the staff was talking to me. They were so embarrassed, but I laughed all the way back home."

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Everybody loves Rishi Kapoor! Riteish-Genelia, Gauri Khan other B-town celebs visit the actor in NYC
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    Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has been in New York since last year receiving treatment for cancer. Recently, Rishi Kapoor's elder brother, actor Randhir, told PTI, "He (Rishi) is undergoing treatment, he is much better. He is almost cancer-free. He will take some time to come back as he has to finish his course. He will be here in the next couple of months." 

    Pictured: Rishi Kapoor surrounded by industry friends and family including Aishwarya, Abhishek and Aaradhya Bachchan, Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni and others. (All pictures/Neetu Kapoor's Instagram account)

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    Rishi Kapoor is showered with love and good wishes from friends and family every other day. Whoever is in New York for work or pleasure make sure they drop in to visit the actor. Rishi's actress wife Neetu Kapoor shares photos on Instagram to let them know how much their visits mean to her and Rishi.

    Pictured: Rishi and Neetu with daughter Riddhima, son Ranbir and Alia Bhatt pose for a sweet family picture.

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    Anupam Kher, too, visited Rishi Kapoor in New York recently. Neetu shared this image on Instagram and wrote, "Amazing Anupam #laughter #lovlyevening#superperson [sic]"

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    Lovebirds Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora, who are on a holiday in New York, also dropped by to visit Rishi Kapoor and wife Neetu Kapoor. Neetu shared an adorable image of them with Rishi and her and wrote, "Fun evening with our very own Ghar ka bacha Arjun n the Lovly malaika [sic]."

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    Priyanka Chopra, who spends a majority of her time in the United States these days, also visited Rishi Kapoor in NYC. The actress will soon be seen alongside Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim in the Hindi movie The Sky Is Pink.

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    Rishi Kapoor has a film release ready this monsoon after a short break from the big screen with Smeep Kang's Jhootha Kahin Ka. With Rishi already being a part of the original hit film in 1979, it embarks the return of a greater collaboration this time in a hilarious comical riot.

    Pictured: Vicky Kaushal, who was in New York to ring in his birthday, met up with Rishi and Neetu Kapoor.

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    Rishi Kapoor has always been active and outspoken on Twitter and tons of his fans and Twitter followers love his tweets. 

    Pictured: Aamir Khan visited Rishi Kapoor in NYC. Neetu Kapoor captioned this photo: "It's not how many hours one spends with a person it's how much u give in that time !!! Aamir gave so much n more Love Respect Warmth Laughter !! He is a true superstar. [sic]"

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    Rishi and Neetu Kapoor's rumoured would-be daughter-in-law, Ranbir's girlfriend, Alia Bhatt visited the Kapoors along with her mother Soni Razdan. Ranbir and Alia will next be seen sharing screen space in Ayan Mukerji's Brahmastra.

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    The pretty Deepika Padukone took out time from her busy schedule to meet Rishi and Neetu Kapoor, too. Deepika, who was dating Ranbir Kapoor for a while, is still good friends with him and his parents. Neetu captioned this photo as, "Such a fun evening with adorable @deepikapadukone .. gave lot of love n warmth [sic]"

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    The latest celebrity to meet Rishi and Neetu Kapoor was none other than 'Haryana Hurricane' Kapil Dev. Neetu shared this photo on Insta and wrote, "Super charged about the World Cup !!! #kapildev #crickettales #hopingwemakeit [sic]"

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    Karan Johar, too, made time for the Kapoors! Neetu Kapoor shared this picture and wrote, "He gave the tightestttt Hug and the longesttt kiss n said half of this love is from his mom Hiroo. sometimes simple words mean so big. love love him #karanjohar #fulloflove#lotsoffun [sic]"

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    Elder brother Randhir Kapoor along with elder daughter Karisma met Rishi and Neetu, too. Looks like the father-daughter pair visited the actor at the hospital in NY. Neetu shared a cheeky caption along with this photo, "The bestest brothers ever, their conversation is only food though #family #bond #forever [sic]"

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    Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani clicked with Rishi and Neetu Kapoor. Neetu posted this photo on Instagram and wrote, "We both love and admire Raju so we're super excited today !!! Spent so many hours discussing n talking movies !!! Exhilarating #greatdirector #simple#lovehismovies [sic]"

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    Shah Rukh Khan paid a visit to Rishi Kapoor, who is undergoing medical treatment in New York since last year. Neetu Kapoor took to Instagram to share a photograph of the couple's meeting with the Zero actor. She shared the picture and captioned it: "To make pple feel good about themselves is a rare quality!!! Shahrukh is all of that his love care is so so genuine !!! besides his amazing work I admire him as a very good and a real human being [sic]"

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    The veteran actor recently enjoyed a fam-jam with son Ranbir Kapoor, daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, son-in-law Bharat Sahni and granddaughter Samara. The adorable pictures were shared by Neetu and Riddhima.

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    Sonali Bendre, who has herself battled cancer, visited Rishi Kapoor in New York along with husband Goldie Behl. Both Sonali and Rishi are well on their way to recovery now.

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    Riteish Deshmukh and actress wife Genelia D'Souza also visited Rishi and Neetu Kapoor in New York. Anupam Kher, too, joined in and posed with the couples for a lovely photo. Neetu shared the photo on Instagram and wrote, "Since our countdown has started the best way to celebrate was with ghar ka desi khana with the lovly strong n inspiring Genelia Ritesh and Hamara apna (now he is family) Anupam."

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    Recently, Gauri Khan also dropped by for a visit and Neetu Kapoor couldn't help but share her delight on social media. She shared this photo and captioned it, "What helped us in this tough phase was some very very beautiful Lovly n good pple !!! Gauri Shahrukh love you both @putlu is family love her."

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