Rishi Kapoor passes away at the age of 67.





49 Responses to “Rishi Kapoor passes away at the age of 67.”

  1. As if things couldn’t go more worse!

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  3. Can this get any worse? So heartbroken. Rishi was one of my fav actors and own his autobiography as well.

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  4. RIP. Yesterday Irfan, today Rishi. Corona never seems to end. Bollywood going through rough timesp

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  5. Shocked and and saddened immensely.
    Our dreams are being destroyed.

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  6. What an utter and absolute shock!

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    • When I saw Satyam’s message on the administration dashboard I knew Rishi died. Went to sleep seeing news of hospitalization and just knew it.

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  7. Unbelievable. Really crazy stuff, 2020 needs to end. RIP.

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  9. “Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8:45am IST in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukaemia. The doctors and medical staff at the hospital said he kept them entertained to the last.”

    https://www.filmfare.com/news/bollywood/he-passed-away-peacefully-heres-a-message-from-rishi-kapoors-family-40539-1.html

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  10. Actor Rishi Kapoor’s daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni has been given permission to travel by road to Mumbai for his funeral amid the nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Riddhima Kapoor, 39, who is married to an industrialist and stays in Delhi, had reportedly asked the Union Home Ministry last night for permission to fly to Mumbai by a chartered flight.
    Sources say she was told permission to fly could only be given by Home Minister Amit Shah. As an option, she asked to be allowed to drive to Mumbai.

    “She sought permission late at night. We had it within minutes,” a senior police officer told NDTV. Delhi Police has always given permission in such circumstances, he said.

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  11. Ok, this one hurts since I grew up watching Rishi films. Would feel same way for just about all actors from 70s.

    Rishi held his own and was a perfect combo for desai/bachchan films.

    You will be missed, RIP.

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  12. In an interview from New York during his treatment, Rishi had talked about how his actor friends Jeetendra and Rakesh didn’t get their due in the industry. He had told Times, “Jeetendra my dear friend, Rakesh Roshan my dear friend, they have never been acknowledged. Bechare 50 saal se upar woh log kaam kar rahe hain aur kiya hai. Aaj nahi kar rahe toh kya hua but kiya hai and jo unka samaya hai (Poor guys, they worked for 50 years. So what if they aren’t doing it now. What ever they have done…), they have worked so much for this country. What about them?”

    He had added, “And I am not bothered about myself. Jeetendra ne kitna…how much entertainment he has given this country.”

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/rakesh-rosshan-breaks-down-as-he-speaks-about-rishi-kapoor-s-death-i-am-feeling-very-very-lonely/story-q0HHELgEtQW6MLOLttD4dL.html

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  13. Actor Rishi Kapoor died after a two-year-long battle with cancer on Thursday, maintaining his jovial nature till the very end. He was 67. Rishi Kapoor is survived by wife Neetu Kapoor, son Ranbir Kapoor and daughter Riddhima.

    Rishi Kapoor’s funeral will take place later today. While son Ranbir Kapoor’s girlfriend, actor Alia Bhatt, reached the Mumbai hospital on Thursday, the actor’s niece Kareena Kapoor Khan was also believed to be there with husband Saif Ali Khan.

    In his last tweet, the actor had called for peace and harmony. Rishi was known for his energetic Twitter presence.

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  14. feeling of last ball we lost Dravid, the very next ball Tendulkar is gone too.

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  15. Two great Bollywood actors gone within two days of each other:-( What a huge blow to the industry! R.I.P., Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan.

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  16. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti!

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  17. https://www.thequint.com/entertainment/bollywood/tribute-to-rishi-kapoor-actor-friend-quintessential-lover-boy-hero

    Rishi Kapoor: As Tears of Friendship Go By
    KHALID MOHAMEDUPDATED: 30/04/2020 AT 02:53 PM

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  18. https://www.mid-day.com/articles/rishi-kapoor-passes-away-raj-thackeray-pens-heartfelt-note-for-the-first-chocolate-boy-of-bollywood/22758239?from=home-p1

    Raj Thackeray is his tribute said, although Rishi Kapoor made his debut amid strong group of young actors, including Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna,he managed to become the voice of the youth and remained so to date

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  19. tonymontana Says:

    Extremely sad news: his spontaneity and energy was a treat. Held his own even against the might Amitabh. One of the most delightful actors to watch. Played lead roles, second fiddles, supporting characters and lover boys roles throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s without taking any break in between. After Hum Dono/Daraar, he returned with Hum Tum with age appropriate roles, I suppose. Thats where his second innings started: can come up with a list of magnificent performances in this period: Luck By Chance, Agneepath, Do Dooni Chaar, Chintu ji, 102 Not Out, Mulk, and Kapoor and Sons.

    Besides, what is astonishing about him is that he was an extremely prolific actor. Since his debut till the 90s when he was starring in lead roles, he gave minimum 3-4 films every year.

    Hard working, talented, and a man never shy to speak his mind. RIP!

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  20. Amar Akbar Anthony ke 2 pillars gir chuke hai!

    Poori Chandni ja chuki hai including director.

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  21. Dear woke people, Rishi Kapoor’s death isn’t the time to launch the Woke Olympics
    By Nirmalya Dutta

    https://www.freepressjournal.in/entertainment/bollywood/dear-woke-people-rishi-kapoors-death-isnt-the-time-to-launch-the-woke-olympics

    Dear woke people,
    Yeah, I am talking to you. Yes, you. The person who has written he/him, she/her in his/her bio. You might as well write virtue-signalling g****.
    That’d be more accurate than anti-Aadhaar, intersectional feminist, anti-caste, anti-ice-cream, anti-avocado, pro-gluten, pro-LGBTQI+, Free Kashmir, Free Palestine or whatever strange gobbledygook you’ve come up with to justify your sad existence.
    You care as much about Kashmir as you do about Palestine or whatever pet cause, you’ve picked up this week. But this is not about that.
    Rishi Kapoor made a lot of people feel a lot of things. He was so popular that the government would show his movie to prevent people from going to Opposition rallies!
    For a generation of women, he taught the meaning of romance, making them fall in love despite a cherubic face and pudgy exterior which is in stark contrast to the chiselled superheroes of today.
    The last thing we need at that moment is a jackass who thinks he has some greater right to speak just because he wrote intersectional in his bio, a rainbow in his DP and submitted a paper on the evils of the Land Acquisition Bill at TISS.
    Yes, we realise that your life’s sole meaning comes only from shitting on people; but try and keep it in your pants.
    The moment news filtered in of Rishi Kapoor’s untimely demise, hot takes started pouring in faster than cheap beer at a party to celebrate the death of poor CRPF jawans.

    Kapoor wasn’t a perfect human being; he was flawed like all of us are. But if you choose the moment of his death to simply remember his faults, you are telling us more about yourself than you are about him.

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  22. May his soul rest in eternal peace. A part of my childhood just died

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  23. Quite a loss this. From superstar to second fiddle to character roles, he did them all. A great and celebrated career indeed. RIP sir!

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  24. Rishi Kapoor Is No More
    Thursday 30 April 2020 15.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Rishi Kapoor who had a huge body of work with fifty years as an actor is no more. The actor had been suffering from leukemia for two years and passed away on Wednesday morning. The actor had a great innings as male lead with some hugely popular musical films which are remembered till date. It is a very sad day for the industry as it loses a huge personality.

    The actor started his career as a child artist in the 1970 film Mera Naam Joker and then made his full fledged debut in 1973 with Bobby which is probably the biggest debut ever. The film smashed all records and was not just the biggest hit of that year but remains one of the biggest blockbusters of Hindi cinema till date.

    Bobby made Rishi Kapoor a sensation and the stardom was consolidated a few years later with blockbusters like Laila Majnu (1976) and Hum Kisse Kum Nahin (1977). The 70’s was the golden period of Hindi cinema with huge multi starrer blockbusters but it was Rishi Kapoor who delivered the biggest solo grossers of the 70’s. It was the time of box office titans but Rishi Kapoor made a place for himself among these titans.

    A sign of a huge popular career in Hindi cinema is a siver jubilee (25) or more HIT films as male lead and Rishi Kapoor is one of those very few actors in over 100 years of the industry who achieved this. There will be around ten actors who have achieved this in history which puts the popularity and career of Rishi Kapoor into perspective.

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  25. Amit on Rishi…

    I had seen him at his home Deonar Cottage, Chembur , a young energetic, bubbly , mischief in his eyes Chintu , on those rare moments when I was privileged to have been invited to an evening at Raj ji’s house ..

    I would see him more often after , at RK Studios, when he trained as an actor for his film to be made, BOBBY .. a diligent enthusiastic youngster, ready to pounce onto every learning that came his way, in that famous large and legendary make up room, of Raj ji at the end of the first floor corridor of make up rooms ..
    He had a walk that was confident and determined .. a stride and style that was similar to that of his grandfather, the legendary Prithvi Raj ji .. a walk I had noticed in one of his earlier films .. that walk .. I never found it in any other ..

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  26. sanjana Says:

    Not many people know this. India’s resident nightingale Lata Mangeshkar is known to send gifts to members of the film fraternity whom she is fond of. She sent Rishi a statute of Sai Baba. After receiving the gift Rishi Kapoor had said emotionally, “When Lataji heard that I was a Sai Baba devotee, she sent me a beautiful Sai Baba moorthy (statue). It is a gift I’ll cherish forever.”

    Says Lata, “Jee haan. Rishiji and I exchanged communication constantly. Even when he went to America for medical treatment he would call me. I would call him to ask about his health. When he returned he assured me he had recovered. And now all of a sudden, he’s gone. Mujhe vishwas nahin hota woh chale gaye. 67 is no age to die. Rishiji was my favourite Kapoor after Raj saab. It’s a big personal loss to me. With his going, my relationship with the Kapoor family has ended.”

    Lata loves Rishi’s acting. “He was a natural-born actor, born for the camera. So handsome and so full of life and sunshine! I loved him in Bobby, Prem Rog, Chandni, Henna, Kabhi Kabhie and so many other films. He was one of the finest actors of our country. Indian cinema has lost a giant. And I’ve lost someone very precious.”

    Incidentally, Lata Mangeshkar and Rishi Kapoor’s son Ranbir Kapoor share the same birthday (September 28). “I’ve met Ranbir when he was a child at Raj Saab’s place. But I don’t know him now. He is a fine actor. Is he as good as his father?”

    https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/features/lata-mangeshkar-rishi-kapoor-favourite-kapoor-raj-saab/

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  27. sanjana Says:

    Rishi Kapoor is among the ten actors in the Hindi film industry to have given 25 HITS as male lead in the 100 year history of Hindi cinema. The other nine being Dilip Kumar, Dharmendra, Rajesh Khanna, Jeetendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Shahrukh Khan. This is not counting the HITS given as character artistes which will add to the numbers. These actors are the biggest that the Hindi film industry has ever seen.

    https://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6050

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  29. Jaipur-based film distributor, Raj Bansal, who regarded Rishi Kapoor as his elder brother talks about his introduction with Chintu, shares the fond memories unknown to most, and the journey of a romantic hero toward being an actor in his own eyes. In an exclusive interview with Writers Ball, Bansal reveals all about Rishi’s angst as an actor, a friend who kept his promises, and a father who was concerned about his son’s career.

    https://writersball.com/?p=1361

    WB: You would have had filmy discussions with Rishi Kapoor. From among the people he had worked with and his contemporaries, which actors or directors did he hold in high regard?
    RB: I don’t particularly remember him talking about actors. From among the directors, he used to like Rajkumar Hirani a lot. He was also all praise about Yash Chopra and Nasir Hussain. We know he had worked with a range of actresses. Of those, he really liked Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi, with whom he appeared in a number of films.

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  30. I have to say this- The most embarrassing thing I saw today was Bachchan reciting with slow BGM what he had written in his blog for Rishi Kapoor.
    I mean really Bachchan Sahab ?Why ???

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    • I think some of his actions are related with age; Rajen said elsewhere that people at this age are away from limelight and counting their days. I will cut some slack and ignore (valid) criticism .

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    • I guess you may have a point ..

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  31. Years ago, K.C. Bokadia, who was yet to taste success of any kind, approached Rishi Kapoor to play the lead man in his Pyar Jhukta Nahin. It was a family film with a story about marital discord. Chintu did not like the story and politely refused without telling producer Bokadia that he did not approve of the story. But a persistent Bokadia kept pestering Rishi every few days. Sick and tired, Chintu suggested to Bokadia that he try narrating the subject to Mithun Chakraborty who, he (Chintu) knew, was not doing too many films. In spite of Mithun not having the image of a family-film hero, K.C. Bokadia heeded Chintu’s advice as he did not have much choice. An almost out-of-work Mithun jumped at the offer and signed Pyar Jhukta Nahin opposite Padmini Kolhapure. The rest, as they say, is history. The film went on to become the year’s biggest blockbuster and the tune of its super-hit song, Tumse mil kar, na jaane kyun, aur bhi kuchh yaad aata hai, yaad aata hai, became the signature tune of the newly-started Super Cassettes music company. It would not be wrong to say that Super Cassettes was established on the strength of that singular song.

    https://filminformation.com/uncategorized/rishi-kapoor-an-analysis-of-his-career-6-may-2020/

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