What’s never left the room of tinsel town? Rumours! Or a more sophisticated word now used, “Speculations”. Most journalists have get the scoop on the inside of the most loved industry. That being said, by all means, this task isn’t easy. But mainstream media isn’t the culprit here. It’s the social media prowess that famous actors carry on platforms such as twitter, Instagram etc.
The twitter world raged into a storm when Rishi Kapoor,66, tweeted that he’ll be taking a break and going to the States for some medical treatment.
Hello all! I am taking a short leave of absence from work to go to America for some medical treatment. I urge my well wishers not to worry or unnecessarily speculate. It’s been 45 years “plus”of wear and tear at the movies. With your love and good wishes,I will be back soon!
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) September 29, 2018
“Hello all! I am taking a short leave of absence from work to go to America for some medical treatment. I urge my well wishers not to worry or unnecessarily speculate. It’s been 45 years “plus”of wear and tear at the movies. With your love and good wishes, I will be back soon!”
Now we all know that the actor is unabashed about his opinions and tweets about them frequently. But in this case, we presume it was a genuine effort by the man to let his fans know what’s up.
Immediately when the tweet was put out, within 24 hours several speculations about the treatment begun. The theory that stuck on was that he has cancer and was going for treatment for the same.
Till the time the rumours were just surfacing, things escalated rather quickly when several layers to this rumour were added.
The latest developments were that the cancer has worsened. Even snapshots of the actor with his son, Ranbir Kapoor, at the airport added fuel to the fire.
Finally, Rishi Kapoor’s elder brother, Randhir Kapoor woke up and put the rumours to rest.
Randhir interacting with ET, said, “We don’t know yet what is the exact nature of his ailment. Rishi himself doesn’t know what he’s suffering from. He has not even started undergoing tests there; how can people speculate that he has cancer and that too, one that has escalated to advanced stage. Let him undergo tests peacefully; whatever the results, we will let everyone know. He only reached America two-three days ago and so far, he was being prepared for the tests that he has to undergo. Depending on what the results are, his line of treatment, medication and other modalities will be decided upon. It’s not fair to speculate things just like that.”
And we couldn’t agree more!
By Abhishek Aggarwal