RISHI KAPOOR LEAVES US - HINDI FILM INDUSTRY LOSES ANOTHER LEGEND IN 24 HOURS
The cute, disco-dancing, darling hero of Indian Cinema, Rishi Kapoor has died at 67. after a two-year-long battle with cancer. He breathed his last at the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. His wife and actor Neetu Kapoor was by his side. His brother Randhir Kapoor confirmed the news.
In 2018, Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer, following which the actor was in New York for more than a year to receive treatment. He returned to India in September 2019 after recovering. Post his return to India, Kapoor’s health had frequently been of concern and the actor was admitted to hospital in quick succession in February.
Rishi Kapoor had been shooting for ‘Sharmaji Namkeen’ in the capital when he fell ill earlier this year and was later shifted to a hospital in Mumbai. Reports suggest that the actor was battling cancer relapse.
Rishi, the second son of the late actor/ filmmaker/ showman Raj Kapoor and the sibling of Randhir, Ritu Nanda, Rima Jain and Rajeev Kapoor, he was the most successful actor-son of the legendary Raj Kapoor.
He made his film debut as a hero in the movie Bobby opposite Dimple Kapadia in 1973 and was also seen as a child actor in films such as Shree 420 and Mera Naam Joker.
He was part of hit films such as Amar Akbar Anthony, Laila Majnu, Rafoo Chakkar , Sargam, Karz, Bol Radha Bol and others. His stellar film career included several Multi-starrer hit films with Bollywood superstar, Amitabh Bachchan.
Amitabh Bachchan confirmed the news on Twitter. “He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed !”
In the later stage of his career, he was seen in films such as Kapoor and Sons, D-Day, Mulk and 102 Not Out. The actor was last seen in Emraan Hashmi’s The Body and had recently announced his next project, a remake of Hollywood film The Intern, also featuring Deepika Padukone.