Rishi Kapoor death: Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar and other Bollywood celebs mourn demise of the legend
Rishi Kapoor death: Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar and other Bollywood celebs mourn demise of the legend

Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor passed away on Thursday, after a two-year battle with leukemia, at Mumbai's Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital. Rishi was 67. The shocking news was confirmed by Amitabh Bachchan on his Twitter and several other Bollywood actors also took to their social media to pay tribute to the legendary actor.

Mourning the death of Rishi Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra shared a picture with him and captioned it: "My heart is so heavy. This is the end of an era. #Rishisir your candid heart and immeasurable talent will never be encountered again. Such a privilege to have known you even a little bit. My condolences to Neetu maam, Ridhima, Ranbir and the rest of the family. Rest in peace Sir. #rishikapoor."

Akshay Kumar, who has worked with Rishi Kapoor in 'Namastey London' wrote, "It seems like we’re in the midst of a nightmare...just heard the depressing news of #RishiKapoor ji passing away, it’s heartbreaking. He was a legend, a great co-star and a good friend of the family. My thoughts and prayers with his family."

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan tweeted, "We have lost one of the greats today. An amazing actor, a wonderful human being, and 100% a child of Cinema.

Thank you for all the joy you brought to our lives.

Thank you for being the actor and human being that you were.

You will be badly missed Rishiji.

Love.

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I was 7 years old and overheard that my parents were invited to see a preview of “Duniya meri Jeb mein”...it starred my favourite Rishi kapoor...it was school night and my very particular mother refused to let me come with her....I threw such a tantrum because i couldn’t bare the fact that I was being disallowed from seeing a Chintu kapoor film...the parents finally succumbed...i went ....with stars in my eyes...like i had every time I saw him on celluloid...he was my HERO! The very handsome,the exceptionally charming,the eternally Romantic RISHI KAPOOR...my childhood was dedicated to watching him sing his songs with abandon, wearing his printed sweaters and dancing in my bedroom.....doing the dafliwalle routine with a dinner plate in front of my school friends...and finally nearly fainting when I met him for the first time in Cochin on the sets of my fathers film DUNIYA...I looked at him like he was a monument that I wanted to keep marvelling at....when i directed him in SOTY i shed a tear silently after he gave his first shot ... a major childhood dream was actualised ....today i feel like an irreplaceable void has crept into my existence...a piece of my growing years has been snatched away....i am honoured to love him...to know him...to have a drink and reminisce with him....I still will .. how can the romance of Indian Cinema ever leave us? Never. Dard -e dil....but this legendary legacy will live on! I LOVE YOU RISHI KAPOOR!❤️❤️❤️

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I am just completely numb with the shock of my dearest friend, co-actor of many movies & a wonderful person's passing away. #RishiKapoor से ज़्यादा ज़िंदादिल, बेबाक़,ज़ोर ज़ोर से ठहाके लगाने वाला,एक बच्चे जैसी जिज्ञासा रखने वाला मैंने अपनी ज़िंदगी में कभी नहीं देखा।और न ही कभी देखूंगा।भगवान ने उनका साँचा बनाकर तोड़ दिया था।दुख इतना गहरा है, आँसू निकल ही नहीं रहे।New York में उनके साथ का ये आख़िरी वीडियो उनकी खुश मिज़ाजी का एक जीता जागता सबूत है। चिंटू जी आप तो हमेशा हमारे साथ ही रहोगे।Hello!Hello!Hello! ओम शान्ति। 🙏

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He was my friends father, my co actor, a talent who’s work I grew up watching & admiring.... but what separates him from everyone else was one thing... Chintoo uncle had the most amazing way of showing warmth & love. It was different from anyone else. I remember my first day I shot with him for Aurangzeb in Gurgaon. Despite being nervous we managed to go thru day one without any hiccups. I was relieved that I didn’t screw up in front of him & went back to the hotel. I got a call from my father later that night saying Chintoo uncle had called him spoken to him about working with me, he told my dad something that meant the world to me “Boney tu tension matt le apna baccha acha actor hai yehi rahega acha kaam karega” to me that was love, acceptance & recognition of the highest order. Love you Chintoo uncle 🤗 thank you for the memories from RK house to Raj Krishna to Ridhima’s sangeet rehearsals to Aurangzeb to having spent a beautiful evening with you & Neetu Aunty in New York. You shall live in my heart & mind forever. Cheers 🥃

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'Kabir Singh' actor Shahid Kapoor also extended condolences as he wrote, "You will always be in our hearts sir. Your charm your warmth and your unforgettable performances will give light to us all in the darkest moments. Deepest condolences to Neetuji , Ranbir and the entire family."

"Today I have lost a dear friend Rishi kapoor. We had first met in Banglore in 1973 .He had come for a charity show of Bobby n I was there for Sholay’s shooting We met in the evening n kept talking till the wee hours to begin a friendship for 47 yrs. Good bye dear friend," wrote lyricist Javed Akhtar.

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आपकी अदाकारी और cinema की समझ तो सब याद रखेंगे। मुझे आपका बचपना याद रहेगा। It was an honour to work with you Rishi sir! 🙏🏻 #RIPRishiKapoor 💔‬ ‪Film- Bewakoofiyaan‬ ‪Location- Purana qila, Dilli‬ ‪Circa 2013‬ ‪इस शॉट के बाद लंच ब्रेक हुआ था, और आपकी बेटी के घर से सब के लिए खाना आया था।

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