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Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan diagnosed with early stage cancer

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Actor-filmmaker Roshan, 69, has been diagnosed with early stage of squamous cell carcinoma, a type of cancer, his son said on Tuesday.

The senior will undergo surgery on Tuesday.

Hrithik shared an post in which he is seen standing alongside his father in a gym.

"Asked my dad for a picture this morning. Knew he wouldn't miss gym on surgery day. He is probably the strongest man I know.

"Got diagnosed with early stage 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," Hrithik captioned the picture in which the father-son duo have struck the same pose.

The note drew speedy recovery and good luck wishes from the film fraternity and fans.

Hrithik's former wife wrote: "He is stronger than any superhero. All will go smoothly."

Among other popular names who sent in wishes include Abhishek Bachchan, Sanjay Kapoor, Aalim Hakim, Darshan Kumar, Nandish Sandhu, and

The family has a survivor in Sunaina Roshan, Hrithik's sister. She fought cervical and survived it.

Apart from his acting career, is known for directing films like "Kishen Kanhaiya", "Karan Arjun", "Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai", "Koi... Mil Gaya" and the superhero "Krrish" film series.



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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 14:12 IST