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Rishi Kapoor gets showered with tributes from Indian film industry

On Rishi Kapoor's demise, here's how celebrities took to various social media platforms to express their condolences.

Written by Sampada Sharma , Mimansa Shekhar | New Delhi | Updated: May 1, 2020 8:51:13 am
rishi kapoor dead Rishi Kapoor passed away in Mumbai.

Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor passed away in Mumbai on Thursday. He was 67. The actor was on ICU support for a week in Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, before breathing his last on April 30.

The Kapoor family in a statement said, “Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8:45 am IST in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukemia. The doctors and medical staff at the hospital said he kept them entertained to the last. He remained jovial and determined to live to the fullest right through two years of treatment across two continents. Family, friends, food and films remained his focus and everyone who met him during this time was amazed at how he did not let his illness get the better of him. He was grateful for the love of his fans that poured in from the world over. In his passing, they would all understand that he would like to be remembered with a smile and not with tears. In this hour of personal loss, we also recognise the world is going through a very difficult and troubled time. There are numerous restrictions around movement and gathering in public. We would like to request all his fans and well-wishers and friends of the family to please respect the laws that are in force. He would not have it any other way.”

Rishi Kapoor’s brother Randhir Kapoor confirmed the news of the actor’s demise to indianexpress.com and said, “He passed away just now.” Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to share the news. He tweeted, “T 3517 – He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed!”

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Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer in 2018, following which he went to New York for his treatment. His wife Neetu Kapoor accompanied him, and the two returned to Mumbai in September 2019.

Rishi Kapoor was last seen in The Body alongside Emraan Hashmi.

Celebrities took to various social media platforms to express their condolences.

Rishi Kapoor is survived by his wife Neetu Kapoor, and children Ranbir Kapoor and Riddhima Kapoor.

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Celebrities took to various social media platforms to express their condolences.

20:39 (IST)30 Apr 2020
'No one made the songs as lively as he did'

Music composer Pritam tweeted, "Om Shanti. Rishiji will always live in our hearts through his cinema and songs. No one made the songs as lively as he did. RIP Rishiji. My deep condolences to Ranbir, Neetuji, Riddhima and the entire Kapoor family."

20:28 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Alia Bhatt also shared a throwback click of Rishi Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor
 
 
 
 
 
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20:16 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Alia Bhatt pens down an emotional note for Rishi Kapoor
 
 
 
 
 
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19:55 (IST)30 Apr 2020
'Will miss your advice'

Vishal Bhardwaj tweeted, 'This week just keeps getting worse. #RishiKapoor ji, can’t believe that you’re gone. Will miss your advice and insight that you always showered me with, and of course your infectious smile. My deepest condolences to Ranbir Neetu ji and all the family members.'

19:40 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Rishi Kapoor: The Ultimate Heartthrob

Only 67 and jolly as ever, he had arrived at a seductively productive second act in recent decades which made fans and critics look up to him in an altogether different light. The turning point in the new innings may have been Rauf Lala, the bearded Muslim gang lord from Agneepath (2012) who kills without compunction. The veteran star’s menacing badassery charmed the critics and enraged fans as much as it inspired but his good-boy image endured. Years later, he followed up Rauf Lala with advocate Murad Ali, totally on the opposite end of the ‘Good Muslim-Bad Muslim’ divide. The Mulk (2018) protagonist deals with prejudice and stigma to win the day, along the way proving his patriotism and restoring family honour. The powerfully-written film was pronounced “important” and “urgent”, with Kapoor’s nuanced performance coming in for special praise. 

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19:15 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Actor Gufi Paintal posted a click with Rishi Kapoor
18:52 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Everything Rishi Kapoor said about his cancer treatment

In his two-year-long battle with cancer, Rishi Kapoor steered away from panic and fear. He took cancer as any other body ailment and believed he would get it rectified. Initially, the actor even refrained from informing his fans about the cancer diagnosis.

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18:32 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Nandita Das remembers working with Rishi Kapoor
 
 
 
 
 
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I am still unable to fathom, let alone express the loss I feelat the sudden demise of Irrfan and Rishiji. Just too shocking and sad. Havingworked with both I can vouch that they were not only brilliant actors but alsoamazing human beings. I worked with Irrfan in Supari many years ago and I still remember the conversations we had. His brilliance has left a deep impact on me. And Rishiji'sgenerosity, humour and warmth are still so fresh in my mind. I am sharing a short excerpt about him that Iwrote in my book, Manto and II: I have enjoyed many performances by Rishi Kapoor over theyears, but while casting, there was no character that I instinctively feltwould befit him. I reached out to him at the behest of one of the producers, asthey felt his presence would attract more audiences. So, they fixed a meetingwith Rishiji. It was strange to meet him without knowing which role I was goingto request him to do. The minute I entered, he warned me, “I don’t do guestappearances anymore.” But I only had a guest appearance to offer. I candidlyconfessed that my reason for wanting his support was that his talent andpopularity would help the film reach a wider audience. As I began reading outpart after part, I was hoping to find the one that would be the right fit. Hemust have been shocked by my audacity! To my surprise, he generously agreed todo the ‘guest appearance’ of a sleazy producer. He had seen many of them in hisearlier days and was happy to recreate the character with me. So, there he wason the sets of Manto. A seasoned actor, he gave his all, even for the six-hourshoot. I hope to do more justice to his talent and stature in a future film.' When I wrote that, I didn't imagine that there wouldnever be another film with him. I will treasureboth their messages, and of course their memories. They will be missed sorely. #rishikapoor #irrfankhan

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18:10 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Everything you should know about Rishi Kapoor

Do you remember the film Rishi Kapoor directed? He helmed 1999’s Aa Ab Laut Chalen, starring Rajesh Khanna, Akshaye Khanna, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Suman Ranganathan.

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17:39 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Ali Zafar remembers Rishi Kapoor
17:24 (IST)30 Apr 2020
When Rishi Kapoor spoke on Amitabh Bachchan, ahead of his memoir Khullam Khulla's launch

You’ve talked about how Amitabh Bachchan never acknowledged his co-stars for their role in his success?
I meant to say in a certain humble way that in times of past legends like Ashok Kumar, Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor or Dev Anand, they all made themselves on their own steam. When it was a film with Amitabh, it was like a 100m race where other actors were handicapped by 50m right at the start! I merely said we were all the small rungs of the ladder to success that he climbed. Like Deewar wouldn’t be possible without Shashi Kapoor. Without Dharmendra, Sholay wouldn’t be possible. All actors have been with him in the journey. So if you can credit your directors and writers you can surely credit your colleagues who’ve been equally helpful.

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17:08 (IST)30 Apr 2020
'He scolded like a father'

Anurag Kashyap wrote on his Instagram account, "The dialogue from @zoieakhtar ‘a “Luck By Chance” where he says “Oye Institute..” was improvised on the spot. It just came out of his mouth in the shot and that dialogue has stuck with me for life. He told Zoya then, that that’s exactly what he thought of me. The most blunt, honest, in your face person in the industry. Also the most concerned and loving. He made sure he pulled me up and others too, when he didn’t like it and called me over for a whiskey when he loved GOW. Publicly scolded both me and my namesake only always meaning it well for us. Like a father would. Never to mince his words. You will be missed Chintu ji.. it’s another great loss. All the love to his family. This 2020 is like an endless nightmare. I hope you are in peace Sir."

16:40 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Dharmendra remembers Rishi Kapoor
16:35 (IST)30 Apr 2020
'Legends don’t die'

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra shared on Twitter, "#Legends don’t die they shine forever. Grandson of the father of Indian cinema Prithvi Raj kapoor, son of a legend Raj Kapoor father of a genius maverick Ranbir, a pure son of the cinema himself @chintskap (the great Rishi kapoor) will live for ever in our hearts."

16:23 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Annup Sonii remembers Rishi Kapoor
16:23 (IST)30 Apr 2020
'Will miss you sorely'

Nandita Das shared on Twitter, "Rishiji's generosity, humour & warmth are still so fresh in my mind. When I met him at his place, he gave me his book & I was to give mine.But he would always send a sweet note that he was traveling. My loss entirely. Will miss you sorely #RishiKapoor RIP"

16:16 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Director Amit Sharma offers his condolences
15:50 (IST)30 Apr 2020
Arjun Kapoor pens a heartfelt note

Arjun Kapoor shared on Instagram, "He was my friends father, my co actor, a talent who’s work I grew up watching & admiring.... but what separates him from everyone else was one thing... Chintoo uncle had the most amazing way of showing warmth & love. It was different from anyone else. I remember my first day I shot with him for Aurangzeb in Gurgaon. Despite being nervous we managed to go thru day one without any hiccups. I was relieved that I didn’t screw up in front of him & went back to the hotel. I got a call from my father later that night saying Chintoo uncle had called him spoken to him about working with me, he told my dad something that meant the world to me “Boney Tension matt le apna baccha acha actor hai yehi rahega acha kaam karega” to me that was love, acceptance & recognition of the highest order. Love u Chintoo uncle. thank u for the memories from RK house to raj krishna to Ridhima’s sangeet rehearsals to Aurangzeb to having spent a beautiful evening with you & Neetu Aunty in New York. You shall live in my heart & mind forever. Cheers"

Rishi Kapoor is survived by his wife Neetu Kapoor, and children Ranbir Kapoor and Riddhima Kapoor.