Veteran actor and Dadasaheb Phalke awardee Akkineni Nageswara Rao is suffering from cancer. Akkineni himself revealed this at a press meet on Saturday morning.
Speaking at the meet Akkineni said, “I got stomach pain on October 8. I went to doctor. After conducting all examinations doctors said I got cancer. But it is a boon that I got cancer in this age. If cancer is affected in small age, cancer virus will spread fast in the body it seems. As I got in the old age, with me even cancer cells will get aged. It isn’t like we will die if we get cancer. In my movies I have shown like that. But technology has developed very well now. Yuvaraj Singh is the best example. He has not just won over cancer but also giving India victories.
Long back I have undergone a heart surgery. They said that I would live for just 14 years after that. But even now I am living. Who knows I may live for more time after cancer. Cancer might have come to help me set a new record. Why I am telling this openly is, I myself want to reveal everything to media and people, before rumors and misinformation spreads. I act on screen but not in real life. Before people knowing through some others, it would be better if they know it through me. The record for long living in my family is about 96 years. I want to cross that age limit and set a new milestone. If your blessings are with me, I will live for 100 years.”