Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away yesterday leaving the film fraternity and his fans gutted. His death is a huge loss to the Hindi film industry. The actor had a long battle with cancer in the last two years.
Rishi Kapoor was one of the most loved actors in the industry. The iconic characters he played in the films will always be reminded. Not only his fans and family but his friends from the industry are in shock and sorrow after listening to the news.
Various B Town members spoke about his greatness and their memories with him. Actors Satish Kaushik and Farida Jalal not only had profesional but also personal relationships with Rishi Kapoor.
We all know how close were Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor the who actors had done several films together and shared a special bond with tach other. Big B wrote a post dedicated to his old friend. He wrote, “I never wanted to see the distress on his smiling cherubic face. But I am certain when he went, he must have gone with a gentle smile.”
Filmmaker-actor Kaushik, who has worked with him in a number of films, says he made acting look like the easiest profession. Taking to a daily the filmmaker said Chintu ji was a much loved young icon of romance. Satish was looking forward to taking his upcoming film Sharmaji Namkeen with Rishi in the future. He also added that it’s like an era of romance that has gone with him.
Veteran actress Farida Jalal broke down remembering her friend Rishi Kapoor. She was shocked as she heard the news.
Rakesh Roshan and Rishi were quite good buddies from the past many years. Talking about the loss he said, “I met him last on March 15 over dinner. Only Chintu (Rishi), his wife Neetu and I were there, and we chatted for nearly three hours. We discussed each other’s health.”
Roshan was further quoted as saying, “We first met when we worked together in the musical Khel Khel Mein. We hit it off instantly. We had so much in common. That’s when our professional and personal association began. No matter how busy we got we would meet 3-4 times a week. A friendship requires commitment and time to last.”
Aruna Irani who also worked with Rishi Kapoor in the 70s and 80s in films like Khel Khel Mein and Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani said that he was a good person. She said that they would call him Chintu baba.
Rishi Kapoor’s death is definitely a big loss to the Bollywood industry. May his soul rest in peace.