Bollywood, in the past two days, has been sailing through tough times and blackest days in the history of cinema. As we all were coming to terms with Irrfan's untimely death yesterday, yet another shocking news came in knocking at the doorstep. Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who was diagnosed with cancer, breathed his last in Mumbai today. Ever since the heart-shattering news came in, celebrities have been pouring out condolences to the Kapoor family and bidding an idol a final goodbye.
Anil Kapoor, who shared an extremely close bond with Rishi, penned a heartfelt note for his 'James'. Madhuri Dixit who has worked with the legendary actor in films like Prem Granth and Saahiban wrote, "I've had the honour of working with Rishi ji. A larger than life person, so outspoken yet so warm. We have lost a brilliant actor today. Still can't believe it.. absolutely heartbroken. My prayers are with the family during this tough time."
Subhash Ghai, with whom Rishi delivered Indian cinema's landmark film Karz, wrote, "Bonding of 40 years n pix of every age and stage. N today I m under lockdown to see my best friend #chintu. RIP my friend"
Nawazuddin Siddiqui who featured with the late actor in Manto, wrote, "This is the worst phase for the Indian Cinema, it’s an end to an era. Was fortunate to have worked with him in #Manto and shall cherish those beautiful moments throughout my life A true entertainer #RishiKapoor Sir"
Veteran actresses Hema Malini and Neena Gupta also offered condolences. Urmila Matondkar expressed grief too.
Unbelievable that such a warm human being-Rishi Kapoor is no more!Recall all my movies with him Ek Chadar Maili si, Naseeb etc &under my direction,Tell me oh Khuda. Such a lively interaction with him always!My heart goes out to dear Neetu, Ranbir & all his family. God be with thm
— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) April 30, 2020
With tears in my eyes I bid this adieu..to an actor who played my brother,father n also my hero eventually..whose songs I grew up loving n dancing to..my most favourite n versatile actor..what a pity never got to meet him after his return from New York n now never will..RIP Rishi kapoor
Lata Mangeshkar, who shared a great bond with Rishi and the Kapoor family since he was a child, was shattered and speechless.
Kuch samay pehle Rishi ji ne mujhe unki aur meri ye tasveer bheji thi.wo sab din,sab baatein yaad aarahi hain. Main shabdheen hogayi hun. pic.twitter.com/IpwCKMqUBq
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) April 30, 2020