‘Will think he is still there, smiling,’ Bollywood bids farewell to Rishi Kapoor

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away in Mumbai today. The actor was admitted to the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital on Wednesday morning. The cause of death remains unknown. the actor’s last rites to be performed at Chandanwadi Crematorium in Kalbadevi, Mumbai.

Rishi Kapoor returned to India last September after undergoing treatment for cancer in the US for almost a year. He was previously taken to the hospital in February earlier this year after being diagnosed with an infection.

His friends and colleagues from the industry like Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Rajinikanth among others poured in their condolences for the family on social media.

It is being reported that Kapoor’s daughter, Riddhima Kapoor Sahani has sought special permissions from the Ministry of Home Affairs to travel to Mumbai from Delhi. Whereas, Alia Bhatt, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor are said to have reached the hospital to be with Neetu and Ranbir Kapoor.

Riddhima took to Instagram to post a picture with her father and wrote, “Papa I love you I will always love you – RIP my strongest warrior I will miss you everyday I will miss your FaceTime calls everyday! Until we meet again papa I love you.”

Actor Anil Kapoor shared an old picture with Rishi Kapoor.

Kareena Kapoor posted a childhood picture of her uncle Rishi Kapoor with her father Randhir Kapoor. “The best boys I know… Papa and Chintu uncle,” she captioned the pic.

Rishi Kapoor was a part of Director Imtiaz Ali’s much celebrated film ‘Love Aaj Kal’. Recalling the time he spent with the veteran actor, Ali took to Instagram to share a still from the film and wrote how he was nervous to direct the actor. He also shared a personal memory when Kapoor attended his brother’s wedding in Kashmir. Concluding the note, Imtiaz wrote, “I will think he is still there, smiling.”   

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