It has almost been more than a year, Rishi Kapoor is stationed in New York for his cancer treatment. The actor has also been away from the film sets but he's also recovering from this serious disease and will soon be returning to Mumbai. The actor recently opened up on getting back to film sets and revealed that he cannot wait to face the camera as he has never been away from films for this long.
In an interview with Bombay Times, Rishi said, "I can't wait to face the camera again, I hope I haven't lost my touch. I hope I am still an actor. I will be coming back to India after a year of not working in films."
The actor also revealed that many filmmakers are keen about his return but he is not committing to any project right now. "I want to do films at leisure. Not that anything is wrong with me or anything has changed. I am the same person, I have the same vigour. It is just that I need to come back and first get into the groove. I will definitely do the two films that I have committed to. One, that I left off in Delhi and the other is a remake of a huge Bengali hit film. It’s a challenging role. The makers had come to see me here. I haven’t said yes to anyone else yet. Once I get to know my plans and I get back to Mumbai, I want to relax for some days," he said.
The actor said that he has never stayed away from the camera for too long in the last 45 years, and that's making him question his acting skills. "Maybe, I have forgotten acting! I have never stayed away from the camera for such a long time in my life. This has never happened in the last 45 years, except for the time that I directed 'Aa Ab Laut Chalen' (1999), which was also shot in New York. That was the year when I did not face the camera. The coincidence is eerie. It felt like deja vu," said Rishi.
For the unversed, it was during the shooting of a film last year that Rishi found about cancer and immediately left for New York.