The warrior that he is, filmmaker-actor Rakesh Roshan is back home after throat surgery and raring to get back to work. I caught Mr Roshan in an incredibly upbeat mood on Sunday morning three days after a surgery that would have dampened any average bloke’s spirits.
Not this fighter. Rakesh Roshan said, “I am feeling fine, and no I am not taking any major precautions. Life is again normal. It is all because of the good wishes of my friends and of course the exceptional support of my family.”
Far away in the US, Rakesh Roshan’s best friend Rishi Kapoor is also undergoing treatment for a grave illness with the same upbeat spirit. Quips Rakesh Roshan, “For me and Rishi, everything is Khel Khel Mein.”
For those who came in late, very late, Rishi and Rakesh have been friends for more than 40 years. In 1975 they starred in a blockbuster musical suspense drama entitled Khel Khel Mein which was directed by Raveena Tandon’s dad Ravi Tandon. That’s when the Rishi-Rakesh friendship started. In a rare instance of an enduring friendship in the fickle world of showbiz, the two continue to be close friends to this day.