Rishi Kapoor – Another Bollywood Legend Left Indian Cinema

 Rishi Kapoor – Another Bollywood Legend Left Indian Cinema

Another Bollywood Legend Left Indian Cinema

This morning, in Mumbai, veteran actor Rishi Kapoor died, his brother Randhir Kapoor told India’s Press Trust on Thursday morning.

And as the world still mourned Irrfan Khan’s death, the shocking news of the passing of veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor left the movie community and fans deeply affected. Rishi, 67, was rushed to HN Reliance hospital on Wednesday where he was allegedly admitted to ICU.

 

Rishi was hospitalized after complaining on Wednesday morning that he didn’t feel right. Rishi’s elder brother, actor Randhir Kapoor, confirmed the hospitalization.

 

Rishi Kapoor was first diagnosed with cancer in 2018, during which the actor had spent nearly a year in New York getting treatment. After he recovered he returned to India in September 2019.

 

His wellbeing has frequently been in the spotlight since returning to India. In February the actor was admitted to hospital in rapid succession. He had been hospitalized in New Delhi in early February, while on a visit to New Delhi, amid speculations about his health.

Fans and Bollywood movie community are saddened and grieving about the deaths of the talented actors Irfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor from Bollywood as they died within one day of each other.

 

It’s really a nightmare week for Bollywood, as Akshay Kumar said in his tweet condoling Rishi Kapoor’s death, while many social media fans call it the darkest hour for the film industry that lost two of its most talented artists in just two days.

 

Rishi Kapoor (September 4, 1952-April 30, 2020) was an Indian movie star, director, and producer popular in the Hindi cinema for his work. He was awarded the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for his debut role in the 1970 film Mera Naam Joker by his father Raj Kapoor. He played his first lead role as an adult in the film Bobby (1973), opposite Dimple Kapadia, and received the 1974 Filmfare Best Actor Award.

From 1973 to 2000 he played leading roles as the romantic lead in 92 movies. In 2011 he won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his performance in Do Dooni Chaar, and in 2017 he won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Kapoor & Sons.

In 2008 he was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. He appeared in twelve films between 1973 and 1981, opposite his wife Neetu Singh (married in 1980). He died due to complications caused by bone marrow cancer, aged 67, on 30 April 2020.

 

Rishi Kapoor’s unexpected death has left a vacuum in the Bollywood world as he was among the most overlooked acting talents whose profession speaks with his incredible career. Bollywood celebrities posted on their social media with tragic tributes to the actor who died on April 30 after being admitted there on April 29 at the HN Reliance Hospital.


Calling him an outstanding talent, Sidharth Malhotra, who made a brilliant debut with Rishi Kapoor’s Grade 2 pupil, expressed his sympathy for the star. On his Twitter account, Sidharth posted a throwback picture with the veteran star and wrote that Indian cinema has lost a gem today. He also mentioned that those who have had the pleasure of working with him will recognize Rishi Ji’s warmth and passion for life. In the message, Sidharth said he would always treasure their message-shoot chats.

 

The veteran actor’s family members released a statement after his death and told that after a two-year struggle with Leukemia, he passed away at 8:45 am. They said he remained cheerful and optimistic across two years of care spanning two continents to live to the maximum extent. The statement has said that the actor was thankful for the love of his fans that flooded in from all over the world.

Indian politicians and celebrities have posted tributes to the veteran actor on social media following Kapoor’s death.

 

Fellow Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan has tweeted that Kapoor’s death “destroyed” him. Cricketer Virender Sehwag has tweeted his sincere condolences to the family of Kapoor.

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Kapoor’s death comes one day after the death of another Bollywood actor Irfan Khan, known worldwide for his roles in “Life Of Pi” and “Slumdog Millionaire.” According to his PR agency, Khan had been admitted to the hospital earlier this week due to a colon infection. He announced in March 2018 that he was diagnosed with a rare neuroendocrine tumor — an irregular growth that starts in specialized neuroendocrine cells in the body, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Kunal Nanda

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