Hrithik Roshan with his father Rakesh
Hrithik Roshan with his father RakeshInstagram

Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan has revealed that his father, Rakesh Roshan, has been diagnosed with early stage of throat cancer, but the filmmaker is in full spirits and doing regular activities.

Hrithik Roshan, who is currently busy with the shooting of Super 30, took to Instagram to confirm the news about his father's health. The actor shared a photo featuring Rakesh Roshan in the gym. He confirmed that his father is least worried about the disease and his family is blessed to have a leader like him.

Hrithik Roshan tweeted, "Asked my dad for a picture this morning. Knew he wouldnt miss gym on surgery day. He is probably the strongest man I know. Got diagnosed with early stage squamous cell carcinoma 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. Love you Dad."

Many of Hrithik Roshan's fans were quick to respond and wish his father Rakesh Roshan to get well soon. Kemerys replied to Instagram post, "Lots of power & prayer to your father and your family."

DS Chauhan wrote, "Brother @hrithikroshan so the muscles come from family genes and so does the handsomeness!!! #goals."

After his father's untimely death, Rakesh Roshan started his career as an assistant director to Mohan Kumar in films like An Jaana starring Rajendra Kumar and Babita. Later, he made acting debut in the 1970 film Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani. Actor Rajendra Kumar referred him to some filmmakers like Soodesh Kumar, who signed him to play lead role in Man Mandir starring Sanjiv Kumar and Waheeda Rehman.

Man Mandir was a hit at the box office and there was no look back for this talented actor, who went on to feature in over 90 movies in his career spanning nearly five decades. He turned producer with 1980 movie Aap Ke Deewane and later he produced 18 movies. He also made his debut as a director with 1987 movie Khudgarz and directed 15 other movies in the later years.

Khudgarz (1987), Khoon Bhari Maang (1988), Kishen Kanhaiya (1990), Karan Arjun (1995), Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000), Koi... Mil Gaya (2003) and Krrish film series (2006—2013)  are some of his most notable work as a filmmaker. Rakesh Roshan won the Filmfare Award for Best Director for directing the films like Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai and Koi... Mil Gaya.