Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor died on Thursday morning after a two-year battle with leukemia. According to reports, the 67-year-old actor was admitted to Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. He is survived by wife, actress Neetu Kapoor, daughter Riddhima and son Ranbir. While the world continues to mourn the loss of a legend, Twitter is divided over his son's sartorial choice at the funeral.
Ranbir who accompanied his family members at the crematorium was seen wearing a denim ensemble that comprised of ripped jeans, a shirt and a cap. While some netizens expressed their dismay over the outfit and wished he had opted for traditional white clothing, others maintained that there is no need to be that judgemental.
Rishi's remains were taken to Chandanwadi crematorium for last rites. The last rites were performed around 3-4 pm on Thursday, in the presence of his family members.
Mumbai Police had reportedly requested the actor's family not to take his mortal remains home, owing to the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.
Kapoor belongs to the illustrious Kapoor family of Bollywood, widely known as first family of Hindi films. Son of late iconic actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor, his uncles Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor were stars, too, as have been his brothers Randhir and Rajeev Kapoor in their time.
Rishi was hospitalised on Wednesday morning after complaining that he was not feeling well. The hospitalisation had been confirmed by Rishi's elder brother, actor Randhir Kapoor.
In 2018, Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer for the first time, following which the actor was in New York for nearly a year to undergo treatment. He returned to India in September 2019 after recovering.
Post return to India, his health has frequently been in focus. The actor was admitted to hospital in quick succession in February. Amid speculations about his health, he had been hospitalised in New Delhi in early February, while on a visit to New Delhi.