Bollywood extraordinaire and versatile actor Rishi Kapoor passed away on Thursday at 67 and left his fans and well-wishers shaken. It has been reported that he was suffering from health complications. His acting prowess earned for him fame across the globe. The actor was suffering from bone marrow cancer. Earlier, he was residing in New York City with his wife Neetu Kapoor for cancer treatment. They returned to India in September last year as the treatment had concluded. As per report in theprint.in, the icon star was not feeling his best. He had been hospitalized with breathing issues at HN Reliance hospital on Wednesday morning.
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Started acting career in Bollywood with his father’s movie, Mera Naam Joker, the legend actor will always be remembered for his contribution to the Indian cinema. His brother, Randhir Kapoor had said the actor who had been suffering from cancer, complained of breathing problems after which he was rushed to the hospital. “He is in the hospital. He is suffering from cancer and he has some breathing problem, so he has been admitted to the hospital.” Randhir had told Press Trust of India. His sad demise also left Pakistani celebrities grieving the loss of the acting legend. Pakistani Celebrities bigwigs stepped forth to extend their deepest condolences for veteran actor. They paid homage to the departed soul.
Mawra Hocane Recalls Her Meeting With The Legend:
“..People will never forget how you made them feel…” “For each time I’ve met you, I remember your kindness, humor, your admiration for Urdu & our extensive discussions on food from both sides of the border. RIP Rishi Kapoor. You shall continue to be the Legend that you are.. I’ll always remember you fondly.”
Ali Zafar Pens Heartfelt Tribute For Icon
Ali Zafar shared the screen with Rishi Kapoor in Bollywood film Chashme Baddoor. Sharing a screenshot from the film, a heartfelt tribute for him. “My first childhood memory of Rishi Kapoor was the song “Jeevan ke din”. The lyrics resonated with me and I imagined myself singing it one day around a piano the same way he did.
But I never thought I would one day be dancing with the great man himself on a film set.
I still remember the feeling I had when I was about to shoot my first scene with him in the film “Chashme Baddoor.” We met in Goa on set. Given his stature, he had no airs and graces about him, a thorough gentleman and a professional. We would chat about music and art and he was curious about Pakistan. One day he made me try Goan prawn curry that he was very fond of, which I love till today. When I found out that I would get to dance shoulder to shoulder with the legendary dancer, in the title song of the movie, I could hardly believe it till i saw myself standing on a table dancing with Rishi Kapoor himself.
It was like being in a movie within a movie. At that age with an injured knee he danced like there was no tomorrow. That’s how I remembered him for years to come. One day I was most touched when he told me that somehow he saw his young self in me and would like me to play him in his youth in a movie he was considering. Many years later, I found out he wasn’t well. I reached out to him to check in on his health. One night I saw him in my dream and told him so. He was most thrilled, most gracious and in high spirits and asked how grown up my children were now. I can see him now just as I saw in my dream. Happy, healthy and dancing… and that’s how I remember him. RIP Rishi Sir.”
Zeba Bakhtair Mourns The Death Her Costar
“A mentor, inspiration and friend to me, a part of my family in so many ways I can not imagine life without you Chintu ( Rishi Kapoor) May you ever be surrounded with the joy, exuberance and integrity that was yours. May you be blessed with the best in the hereafter.”
Other Celebrities Also Passed On Their Condolences On Twitter:
Rest in peace Rishi ji! Another big loss to Indian cinema. We grew up watching his movies and had so much nostalgiac recall attached with his name and work. pic.twitter.com/03QkPRHrfG
— Imran Abbas (@ImranAbbas) April 30, 2020
Closing curtains.The Bollywood we grew up watching, these masquerades, that single screen charm , these actors and directors, these colours, this romance will never come back.. An era is very near to end. pic.twitter.com/rNpo85ERD9
— Imran Abbas (@ImranAbbas) April 30, 2020
— Bilal Ashraf (@IamBilalAshraf) April 30, 2020
— HUMAIMA MALICK (@HumaimaMalick) April 30, 2020
— Deepak perwani (@DPerwani) April 30, 2020
#RIP you will always be remembered by a whole generation , as you & your films will never be forgotten. #karz one of my favourites ,Your smile always filled up the screen as you filled up our hearts. You will always be remembered ♥️🙏🏼🎥🎬 pic.twitter.com/CkLdgbHE7s
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) April 30, 2020
— Junaid khan (@itsJunaidKhan) April 30, 2020
Indeed, a sad day. We miss you Rishi Kapoor Sir. Rest in Peace. For more updates keep follow Phupo.
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