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End Of An Era: Bollywood Mourns The Loss Of Legendary Actor Rishi Kapoor

End Of An Era: Bollywood Mourns The Loss Of Legendary Actor Rishi Kapoor

The year of 2020 has truly been gloomy. Just four months in, the world is going through a global health crisis, and India has already lost two veteran actors. As if the news of Irrfan Khan passing away yesterday wasn’t devastating enough, veteran actor Rishi Kapoor’s passing has left Bollywood and fans at a loss for words.

The news was first broken his fellow veteran actor Amitabh Bacchhan on Twitter, who wrote, “He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed !”

Rishi Kapoor was first diagnosed with cancer (Leukemia) in 2018 and he returned to India last September after undergoing treatment in New York for almost a year. Prime Minister Narenrdra Modi also took to Twitter to express his grief. He called Rishi Kapoor a ‘powerhouse of talent’ and said that he was ‘anguished by his demise’.

Bollywood Expresses Grief Over Social Media

Since we’re living in the time of coronavirus, a grand funeral for the legend is probably not on the cards. Fellow actors and others from the industry have taken to social media to express their grief. Here’s what they are saying:

Priyanka Chopra

Ajay Devgn

Taapsee Pannu

Manisha Koirala

Sonam Kapoor

Anushka Sharma

Parineeti Chopra

Vicky Kaushal

Karan Johar

Madhuri Dixit

Akshay Kumar

Ranveer Singh

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A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Apr 29, 2020 at 10:13pm PDT


Imtiaz Ali

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Time is passing. The other day he was on my set. I was nervous, he was the biggest actor I had worked with. I touched his feet and asked him to guide me. He guided me. Another day I invited him to my brother’s wedding in Kashmir. Nobody comes so far, these are formalities. He came. And when the baraat was entering the venue he said -“you guys go in front, I will come in the end”. I understood later that he did not want the attention to shift from the groom to himself. And today he left. Something precious became past today. But this time will not take him away. I haven’t met him for so long anyway, I will think he is still there, smiling. And I can still think of the little time I could spend with him, and smile with him.

A post shared by Imtiaz Ali (@imtiazaliofficial) on Apr 29, 2020 at 10:17pm PDT

Manoj Bajpayee

Twinkle Khanna

Javed Akhtar

Our hearts go out to his family and fans who adored him to no end. Let’s keep him alive by remembering his art and his fighting spirit.

Featured Image: Twitter/Instagram

30 Apr 2020

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