This morning everyone woke up to the sudden demise of Veteran Bollywood Actor, Rishi Kapoor. The entire Indian Cinema is shocked and smashed. After the magnificent actor, Irrfan Khan died yesterday, the news of Rishi Kapoor’s death has shattered everyone.
Just when everyone thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse, the Indian Cinema lost two of its gems in two consecutive days.
Rishi Kapoor- The Original ‘Chocolate Boy’
The son of Iconic actor Raj Kapoor and grandson of Prithviraj Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, was a sight for sore eyes. He had always been one of the most loved, early aged chocolate boy of Bollywood, charming millions of hearts for ages.
You must have heard his name, even if you are not a Bollywood buff. And all those who have not heard of him even once, Are you guys for real!
He was one of the finest actors that Kapoor Family, Kardashians of Bollywood, had produced. He was best known for his romantic roles.
The actor was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and sadly passed away this morning. Every Indian is mourning his death at this moment.
The actor was hospitalized in Mumbai on Wednesday. Randhir Kapoor, his brother, said-
“He is suffering from cancer, and he has some breathing problems, so he has been admitted to the hospital.”
Despite his health issues, he recently announced that he would work with Deepika Padukone in the remake of the famous Hollywood movie ‘The Intern.’ He was regularly active on social media, but his activity went placid around the beginning of April.
Some facts about Rishi Kapoor that might not know
1. Rishi Kapoor’s debut film as a romantic hero transformed filmmaking in Bollywood!
All the 80s and 90s kids out there, how many times have you watched the movie ‘Bobby.’
Rishi Kapoor’s romantic debut movie ‘Bobby’ of 1973 was a blockbuster hit. The film made several changes to the pop culture and filmmaking in the industry. Not only were new techniques introduced in Bollywood, but people also began copying the styles of lead actors Rishi Kapoor & Dimple Kapadia. As per the reports, the film changed the way lip-syncing was done in the Indian Cinema.
2. Chitu Kapoor played the role of his father Raj Kapoor’s younger self in the legendary film ‘Mera Naam Joker.’
3. Rishi became close friends with Neetu Kapoor after their movie ‘Zehreela Insaan.’
Soon, the actor realized the depth of his feelings for Neetu when he started missing her during an outdoor shoot. According to the reports, he sent her a telegram which read “yeh sikhni Badi Yaad aati hai.”
Isn’t that too romantic to handle!
The duo tied the knot in 1980 and became proud parents of two beautiful children, Riddhima and Ranbir Kapoor.
4. The actor’s relationship with his son, Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir also confessed that once his father had slapped him for wearing shoes in the pooja area at home. Besides, both of them were a perfect father-son duo.
5. The actor wrote and released his autobiography titled ‘Khullam Khulla:
Rishi Kapoor Uncensored’ in 2017. In the book, Rishi revealed many secrets of his life. For instance, he told that his father Raj Kapoor had affairs with leading ladies of the industry and how he may have been responsible for Rajesh Khanna losing a role in the movie ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram.’
6. Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer back in 2018. The actor returned to India last September after a year-long treatment in New York City.
The actor delivered many incredibly amazing movies during his career and had a huge fan following. Some of his blockbuster hits include Bobby, Mera Naam Joker, Amar Akbar Anthony, Chandni, Agneepath, Do Dooni Chaar, and many more. His most recent on-screen appearances were Bollywood comedy’ 102 Not Out’ and Netflix drama “Rajma Chawl.”
Indian Cinema will always remember him for his charming aura and iconic roles.