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Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan diagnosed with cancer

January 9, 2019

Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan has revealed that his father Rakesh Roshan has been diagnosed with early stage throat cancer.

Hrithik Roshan shared the sad news about the health of Senior Roshan on social media. He shared a picture where both son and father can be seen in a gym smiling for the camera.

Hrithik also wrote, "Asked my dad for a picture this morning. Knew he wouldnt 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. . Love you Dad."

Rakesh Roshan is a senior member of the Bollywood industry and has worked in movies as a producer, director, screenwriter, editor, actor and music director. He is known for movies such as Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai, Koi... Mil Gaya and the superhero Krrish film series. He has also appeared in more than 80 films in his acting career.

Sunaina Roshan, sister of Hrithik Roshan is also a cancer survivor as she was diagnosed with cervical cancer.

Last year Bollywood actors Irrfan Khan and Sonali Bendre Behl were also diagnosed with cancer and are currently undergoing treatments.

The news has shocked the fans of the actor and many took to social media to express their feelings.

Maliha Rehman‏ @MalihaRehman tweeted, "Sending out a prayer to #RakeshRoshan this morning who worked out with son #HrithikRoshan today before prepping for surgery for early throat cancer. I have seen cancer wreak havoc on… https://www.instagram.com/p/BsXBIFfA4wt/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=1lb0u47mrb9m …"

B R I J W A‏ @BrijwaSRKman wrote,"Replying to @filmfare wishing a speedy recovery. hope to see you fine very very soon!"

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