It's been a while that Rakesh Roshan was diagnosed with throat cancer. The senior actor-producer was operated upon, following which he spoke a few lines on his recovery. This morning, on World Cancer Day, we got in touch with Roshan Senior's daughter Sunaina. Hrithik Roshan's sister who herself is a cancer survivor was frank and forthcoming about her father's ailment.

Excerpts from the conversation that followed:

Where were you when you first learnt about your Dad's cancer?
I was at home with the entire family.

How did Dad take it? 
He is a very strong man. He has faced much bigger challenges in life. This small thing didn’t bother him much  (For those who missed Sunaina's frank talk with us on her cancer, kidney damage and obesity, we reproduce it herewith. Also, read how Hrithik was chiefly instrumental in her recovery from a stage where she had almost given up. BOTH INTERVIEWS PLACED BELOW).

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Something about the surgery, please...
Dad was operated by Dr Vijay Haribhakti, at Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital. The guidance from expertise of Dr.Jatin Shah, eminent doctor from Sloan Kettering and a part of global panel of international doctors at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital made the surgery a super success. Our experience was incredibly comfortable, informed and assured. Not only did we as a family feel confident about the medical aspects at Sir. H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital, but added to that, the staff, the nurses, sisters were all extremely articulate and thorough and very warm and caring. He was discharged after a successful surgery for his medical condition on January 11, 2019, only two days post his surgery.

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How is Dad feeling now? 
He is in very good spirits and recovering very well.

Any dos and don'ts in his diet now?
Every cancer patient needs to go through some changes in his/her nutrition, which he has to follow as well.

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Hope he has quit smoking...
He used to smoke but only occasionally. Now, he has completely stopped that.

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