Rakesh Roshan Suffering from Cancer; Hrithik Roshan Posts a Heartfelt Note before His Father’s Surgery
Rakesh Roshan suffering from skin cancer (Photo Credits: Hrithhik Roshan Instagram)

Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan is suffering from first stage skin cancer. The news was confirmed by his son Hrithik Roshan earlier in the day on his Instagram page. The actor took to his social media handle and shared a jolly picture with his father where they are in the gym. He revealed in the caption that Rakesh is due to go into surgery later in the day. He added that the Koi Mil Gaya director is suffering from "early stage squamous cell carcinoma of the throat". Rakesh was diagnosed with cancer a few weeks ago, his son added. Shahid Kapoor Debunks Reports of Stomach Cancer Says 'I'm Totally Fine'.

"He is probably the strongest man I know," Hrithik wrote in his caption, adding, "...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."

We wish Rakesh Roshan a speedy recovery.

Quite a few popular names in Bollywood have been struck with cancer lately. Sonali Bendre, who has only returned to India recently after treatment, has spoken candidly about her fight with the disease. Irrfan Khan is also going under treatment for cancer in the UK.

Recently, reports have speculated that Rishi Kapoor is undergoing treatment for cancer in the US. Later, his wife, Neetu Kapoor, had written in her NYE wish on Instagram that she hoped cancer is only a sun sign in 2019.