Actor-filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar has undergone a surgery after being diagnosed with bladder cancer. The 63-year-old actor is back home following the medical procedure at the H N Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai last week.
There were reports that the actor was discharged post surgery. “Yes, I did get operated on, and I’m on the road to recovery,” Manjrekar confirmed to PTI.
Speaking with a leading daily, his brother Sudesh Manjrekar, said “Yes, he underwent surgery for urinary bladder cancer three months ago. I know nobody was aware of this. Now, Mahesh is doing good, he is fit and fine.”
His daughter, Saiee Manjrekar also spoke to Hindustan Times about her father. “He is fine now. He’s doing much better. Also, the thing is that I can’t say anything right now. I don’t think dad is very comfortable with anything coming out now. So I am just waiting for him to give his hand of experience and his takeaway from this. To keep the short answer, he has been very strong and I am very proud of him,” she said.
Saiee made her acting debut with Salman Khan’s Dabbang 3. Mahesh was also a part of the film. At the time, Saiee had told HT in another interview, “My dad told me that cinema and acting has no language, as long as you can show your character well. I honestly did get a few Hindi and south offers at the same time.”
Speaking about her recent project, Saiee had added, “Major is a Hindi-Telugu bilingual. I was inculcating this habit of sleeping early in the lockdown, and when the script of Major was sent to me, I thought I will read two-three pages at night and rest in the morning, I ended up finishing it at 4am, and I was like I’ve to do this.”
Mahesh was recently in legal trouble after a police complaint was filed against him against for allegedly slapping and abusing a person after his car hit Manjrekar’s vehicle here in Maharashtra.
The National award winning filmmaker has directed critically-acclaimed Hindi films such as Vaastav and Astitva, and a number of Marathi movies. He is now working on Antim with Salman. The film also stars Salman’s brother-in-law Aayush Sharma.