Rishi Kapoor no more: Bollywood celebrities remember the veteran actor
Bollywood celeb, including Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, have been mourning veteran actor Rishi Kapoor’s death
Mumbai: One of the finest actors of Bollywood, Rishi Kapoor, breathed his last in Mumbai on Thursday morning after a two-year-long battle with cancer. He was admitted to Sir HN Reliance Hospital on Wednesday. The news has come as a shock a day after actor Irrfan Khan's demise.
Besides Amitabh Bachchan, actors from the film fraternity took to their respective social media accounts to mourn the death of Rishi Kapoor.
Actor Akshay Kumar said that it seems like we’re in the midst of a nightmare. He also said that the passing away of a legend, a great co-star and a good friend of his family is heartbreaking.
Global star Priyanka Chopra said that this is the end of an era. Offering her condolences to Neetu Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor and the entire family, Priyanka Chopra Jonas called it a ‘privilege’ to have known the legendary actor.
Karan Johar said, "He was my childhood....."
Taapsee Pannu, in her emotional message for him, recalled, “Even in his bullying there was so much love that one couldn’t help enjoy listening to him. The most entertaining stories came from him.”
My most favourite picture with him. Worked with him twice n the kind of brash honest compliments this man gave have never left my heart n mind. Even in his bullying there was so much love that one couldn’t help enjoy listening to him. The most entertaining stories came from him. the only costar of mine who could beat me in being ‘brutally’ honest. Sir humaari hat-trick reh gayi. I’m sure I will meet him somewhere n this hug shall be repeated with the same smile on our face.
Calling the news a ‘stab to his heart’, Ajay Devgn too grieved the loss of the actor.
Other actors like Anushka Sharma, Rajinikanth and Manoj Bajpayee also tweeted about Rishi Kapoor’s death.