Bollywood’s Original Chocolate Boy, Rishi Kapoor Dies
Another unexpected obituary, Veteran Actor, Rishi Kapoor dies today at the age of 67 after a two-year battle with cancer. Rishi Kapoor breathed his last at Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai.
Earlier, this morning many celebrities express their sadness at his death. His death left the country shocked and distressed. Fans and colleagues who were still in shock from the death of actor Irrfan Khan a day ago, voiced their thoughts. Actor Amitabh Bachchan who has been a friend and colleague of Rishi’s for years tweeted, “He’s GONE...! Rishi Kapoor... gone .Just passed away... I am destroyed!”
Actor Akshay Kumar called it a nightmare for Bollywood after the death of actor Irrfan Khan just a day before, “It seems like we’re in the midst of a nightmare...just heard the depressing news of #RishiKapoor ji passing away, it’s heartbreaking. He was a legend, a great co-star and a good friend of the family. My thoughts and prayers with his family,” he tweeted.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also tweeted, “This is a terrible week for Indian cinema, with the passing of another legend, actor Rishi Kapoor. A wonderful actor, with a huge fan following across generations, he will be greatly missed. My condolences to his family, friends & fans all over the world, at this time of grief.”
Born in the family of Hindi Cinema, Rishi Kapoor was a second son of Raj Kapoor, grandson of Prithviraj Kapoor and sibling of Randhir, Ritu Nanda, Rima Jain and Rajeev Kapoor.
He started his career early, as a child actor in his father’s film ‘Mera Naam Joker’ for which he won a Filmfare Award. His first role as an adult came in the iconic Bobby, in 1973 opposite Dimple Kapadia for which he also received the Filmfare Best Actor Award in 1974.
He played the romantic lead in 92 films between 1973 and 2000, and was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 2008. He appeared opposite his wife Neetu Kapoor in 12 films b.
He was a part of many hit films such as Amar Akbar Anthony, Laila Majnu, Rafoo Chakkar , Sargam, Karz, Bol Radha Bol and others. He was seen in films such as Kapoor and Sons, D-Day, Mulk and 102 Not Out, inthe later stage of his career.
He was last seen in Emraan Hashmi’s The Body and had also announced his next project, a remake of Hollywood film The Intern, also featuring DeepikaPadukone.
Although, he has passed away but his legacy will live in the distinguished work of art that he has created during all his years in the film industry.
He’ll always remain in our hearts. “Kya Umar thi, Kya Sama tha, Kya Zamana tha…Ek haseena thi…Ekdeewana tha! R.I.P Rishi Kapoor. You’ll be missed.
Guest Author : Devishi Sachdeva
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