Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor on Saturday said he was leaving for the United States to seek medical treatment and will be away from work for some time.
The 66-year-old actor took to Twitter to share the news, saying after facing over four decades of "wear and tear" in the showbiz, the check-up was a much needed engagement.
"I am taking a short leave of absence from work to go to America for some medical treatment... It's been 45 years 'plus' of wear and tear at the movies," Kapoor wrote.
The Mulk star urged well-wishers not to worry or unnecessarily speculate.
"With your love and good wishes, I will be back soon," he added.
On the work front, Kapoor's Rajma Chawal is set to start streaming worldwide on Netflix from November 30.
The actor will soon reunite with longtime co-star Juhi Chawla for a family comedy. -- PTI