Actor Hrithik Roshan has confirmed that his father, filmmaker Rakesh Roshan has been diagnosed with early stage throat cancer. Hrithik said that the yesteryear actor hasn’t lost heart and is taking on the disease in ‘full spirit’. He also wrote that the actor-turned-filmmaker will undergo a surgery on Tuesday.

Hrithik shared a picture with Rakesh on his Instagram page.

 “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,” he captioned the picture.

Actor’s fans also flooded the post with ‘get well soon’ messages. The family’s friends from the industry shared their wishes for Rakesh. Abhishek Bachchan was among the first to react on the post, sharing a fingers crossed emoji.