Rishi Kapoor no more: Bollywood mourns its darling 'Chintu'
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor will be remembered for a lot of things — his body of work, the songs of his movies, the effortless romance, and his smile. Always exuding warmth, even when he wasn't happy, Rishi's loss will ensure Bollywood never remains the same again. The 67-year-old breathed his last this morning and soon Bollywood stars went into grief.
I'm devastated, said Big B; Akshay called it nightmare
The solemn news was revealed by Amitabh Bachchan, with whom he worked in movies like Amar Akbar Anthony. Big B wrote, "He's GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed! (sic)" Akshay Kumar wrote, "It seems like we're in the midst of a nightmare." He said Rishi was a great co-star and family friend.
Thoughts and prayers with family: Akshay
Rajinikanth, Ajay Devgn, Priyanka Chopra offered condolences
Superstar Rajinikanth tweeted, "Heartbroken ... Rest In Peace ... my dearest friend #RishiKapoor." While Ajay Devgn wrote, "One blow after another. Rishi ji's passing away is nothing short of a stab to my heart. We associated in Raju Chacha (2000) and stayed in touch through...until now. Condolences to Neetuji, Ranbir, Riddhima & Dabbooji." Priyanka Chopra said her heart was heavy.
Priyanka remembered him with a happy picture
This is a dream or joke, said Ali Fazal
Kamal Haasan couldn't believe the news. "Chintu ji @chintskap (Mr.Rishi Kapoor) was always ready with a smile. We had mutual love and respect. Will miss my friend. My heartfelt condolence to the family (sic)," he wrote. Ali Fazal tweeted, "This needs to be some big cosmic dream or joke being played with us . Please. What is this.. Rishi Sir .. Irrfan Bhai. (sic)"
Karan Johar is broken
His 'Mulk' co-star couldn't believe the news
Taapsee Pannu, who worked with Rishi on hard-hitting Mulk, couldn't believe the news. "Been trying to write something n I can't put my mind n hands in sync. More like the heart in between is just not able to comprehend this. That laugh, that sense of humor, the honesty and even the bully he was, will be missed, (sic)" she tweeted.
Producer Nikhil Advani said heavens will have a celebration
Anushka believed he would defeat the disease
In a tweet, Anushka Sharma said she is at loss of words. "Holding this phone in disbelief. Yesterday Irrfan and now .... Gutted, sad, heartbroken. I truly believed you'll come out of this. You will be missed, Sir. RIP. Om Shanti, (sic)" she wrote. Remembering his meeting, Vicky Kaushal said Rishi was fighting the disease like a boss.
This is utterly tragic and incomprehensible: Vicky
Rahul said Rishi will be missed, Tharoor remembered his school-mate
Like cine stars, politicians too remembered Rishi. Congress' Rahul Gandhi called it a bad week for Indian cinema. "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," he tweeted. And Rahul's party colleague Shashi Tharoor remembered his senior school-mate.
Here is Tharoor's tweet
Words can't describe what I am feeling: MA Naqvi
Sharing some pictures with Rishi, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi wrote, "I am deeply pained at the demise of legendary actor Rishi Kapoor Ji. Words can't describe what I am feeling.... My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and fans. RIP.. Om Shanti."
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar too had fond memories of Rishi
Condolences to his family and fans: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also remembered the talented actor. "He was a powerhouse of talent. I will always recall our interactions, even on social media. He was passionate about films and India's progress. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his family and fans," he tweeted.Share this timeline