New Delhi: 

Rishi Kapoor, now cancer-free, is finally home. The 67-year-old actor was pictured at Mumbai airport early this morning with wife Neetu. The couple spent nearly a year in New York, where Mr Kapoor was undergoing treatment. Excited, Rishi Kapoor tweeted: “Back home! 11 months, 11 days! Thank you all.” The Kapoors went to New York last September after revealing the cancer diagnosis. Rishi and Neetu Kapoor were accompanied by son Ranbir, who later flew back to complete work assignments. Their daughter Riddhima has been shuttling between New York and India, and a stream of celebrity visitors have helped keep the Kapoors in high spirits.

See Rishi Kapoor’s tweet here:

See pictures of him and Neetu Kapoor at Mumbai airport here:


Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor photographed at the Mumbai airport.


The couple were all smiles.


Rishi Kapoor happily waved at the shutterbugs.

On Monday night, actor Anupam Kher (who has been in New York on work for a while now), shared a farewell message for Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor. He wished the couple love and luck and said that he will “terribly miss” them. “Dearest Neetu Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor, here is wishing you a safe trip back to India after being in New York for almost a year. I have mixed feelings. I am happy and sad at the same time. I am going to miss you terribly. We had a great time together. Thank you. Love and prayers,” Anupam Kher wrote.

Take a look at Anupam Kher’s tweet here:

Rishi Kapoor has been posting homesick tweets over the last couple of months, like this one:

It was reported earlier that Rishi Kapoor would be home in time to celebrate his birthday, which was on September 4. However, Mr Kapoor was still in New York when he turned 67, and tweeted about a less than satisfactory birthday dinner at a restaurant.

Rishi Kapoor’s long stint in New York was livened up by a crowd of celebrity guests – it was de rigueur for travellers to the Big Apple to drop by the Kapoors’. Their visitors included Ranbir’s rumoured girlfriend Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan, the Ambanis and many others.

On the professional front, Rishi Kapoor had a film release while he was abroad – Jhootha Kahin Ka co-starred Jimmy Sheirgill, Lillette Dubey, Sunny Singh and Omkar Kapoor.

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