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
It seems like we’re in the midst of a nightmare...just heard the depressing news of #RishiKapoor ji passing away, it’s heartbreaking. He was a legend, a great co-star and a good friend of the family. My thoughts and prayers with his family 🙏🏻— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 30, 2020
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
My heart is so heavy. This is the end of an era. #Rishisir your candid heart and immeasurable talent will never be encountered again. Such a privilege to have known you even a little bit. My condolences to Neetu maam, Ridhima, Ranbir and the rest of the family. Rest in peace Sir. pic.twitter.com/TR6GVSN4m7— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) April 30, 2020
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
He was my childhood..... 😪— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 30, 2020
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
Absolutely shattered and heart broken to wake up to the news of the loss of RishiJi, one of the liveliest persons amongst us. The last time when I met him in NY, he was fighting the battle like a boss, with a smile on his face. This is utterly tragic and incomprehensible. RIP💔— Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) April 30, 2020
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
Saddened to hear that my senior schoolmate at Mumbai's CampionSchool, Rishi Kapoor, whom i competed with in "inter-class dramatics" in 1967-68, has gone to a better world. From the romantic hero of "Bobby"to the mature character actor of his last films, he evolved remarkably. RIP pic.twitter.com/9eyzE0qP38— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) April 30, 2020
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
Very very sad to hear about the passing away of Rishi ji. I grew up watching his movies and he was always very gracious when we met over the years. May his soul Rest in Peace.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 30, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to Neetu ji, Ranbir and the whole Kapoor family. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/MItdmmSnVz
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.