'Have some shame': Kapoor family slammed for celebrating Neetu's birthday hours after Dilip Kumar's demise
'Have some shame': Kapoor family slammed for celebrating Neetu's birthday hours after Dilip Kumar's demise

A day after the demise of legendary actor Dilip Kumar, pictures from Neetu Kapoor's birthday bash went viral on social media, with many criticising the Kapoor family for 'celebrating' hours after Bollywood lost one of its biggest superstars.

Neetu Singh Kapoor turned 63 on Thursday and to celebrate her birthday the entire Kapoor clan gathered for a family dinner.

Pictures from the party featured Ranbir, Kareena, Karisma, Randhir among other members of the family. Ranbir Kapoor's girlfriend Alia Bhatt, her mom Soni Razdan and sister Shaheen also attended Neetu's birthday bash.

After the pictures were shared on social media, several users lashed out at Kapoor family for 'throwing a party' and 'not showing respect' towards the late legend.

A user wrote: "Kal hi toh kitne shock meh thi, abhi kya hua? nonsense Bollywood people!"

A comment read: "Selfish people, they could have waited… literally the biggest actor of Bollywood only passed away few hours ago and all they could think of was to celebrate a birthday, something that could have easily be postponed for a few days! Once again thank you Bollywood for exposing your arrogant ugly hearts yourselves!

"Dilip Kumar ji was buried only few hours before, what a disgusting selfish place Bollywood has become. No sincere respect for anyone! Randhir kapoor, Neetu Kapoor and that Soni razdan as elders should have known better!!! If this does not open your eyes to the REAL side of these arrogant people nothing ever will! They couldn’t show respect to someone so adored from their own fraternity, why do all the fans that follow them so blindly think they care about them! Wake up India."

Another wrote, "How shameful they are... such a day when a legend has passed away and they are celebrating.. CHI CHI.. by the way they even celebrated when their family member Rajiv Kapoor passed away."

Dilip Kumar breathed his last on Wednesday morning at the Hinduja Hospital following bouts of old-age-related illnesses.

Ranbir Kapoor was among the other Bollywood stars who arrived at the Hindi cinema legend's Bandra residence to pay last respects and offer condolences to Kumar's wife Saira Banu.

Meanwhile, Kareena, Karisma and Neetu had shared posts on social media remembering the screen icon.

Kumar, part of Hindi cinema's famed triumvirate along with Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand, set hearts aflutter, spawned many wannabes and was the inspiration for generations of actors with his own brand of method acting - intensity at the core of every role that he did.

Unlike Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand, he never ventured into filmmaking, preferring to stick to acting, his abiding passion.

He was the last of the golden troika. While Dev Anand died in 2011, Raj Kapoor passed away in 1988.

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