Mumbai: Rishi Kapoor, one of Bollywood’s greatest cine icons passed away on Thursday. He was 67. This took everyone by shock. The film industry took to social media to mourn his death with disbelief.
Rishi was hospitalised on Wednesday morning after complaining of breathlessness. The 67-year-old actor was admitted to Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. Wife Neetu Kapoor was at his side.
Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan broke the news on Twitter, writing: “T 3517 – He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed !”
Rajinikanth was one of the earliest to tweet: “Heartbroken … Rest In Peace … my dearest friend #RishiKapoor”
Priyanka Chopra: “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.”
Akshay Kumar 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”
Manoj Bajpayee tweeted: “Couldn’t even finish writing an obituary of our IRRFAN (RIP friend) and the news of RISHI KAPOOR ji passing away has completely crushed me!! No…this is not happening…it’s too much to http://accept.RIP RISHIJI”
Ajay Devgn expressed on Twitter: “One blow after another. Rishi ji’s passing away is nothing short of a stab to my heart. We associated in Raju Chacha (2000) and stayed in touch through…until now. Condolences to Neetuji, Ranbir, Riddhima & Dabbooji”
Wrote Taapsee Pannu: “Been trying to write something n I can’t put my mind n hands in sync. More like the heart in between is just not able to comprehend this. That laugh, that sense of humour, the honesty and even the bully he was, will be missed. No one like you #RishiKapoor”
Reema Kagti shared: ‘”RIP Rishi Kapoor”, while John Abraham wrote: “Rest In Peace Sir … #RishiKapoor”
Emraan Hashmi, with whom Kapoor shared screen space the last time in the film “The Body”, wrote: “This is devastating. Lost for words . RIP Rishi Kapoor”
Riteish Deshmukh wrote: “Am devastated, heartbroken… King of charm, King of Romance, the legendary actor Rishi ji just said ï¿½pack-up’. Not fair Sir, you said we will do a film together…. just not fair.”
Genelia Deshmukh tweeted: “I just remember meeting you a couple of months ago.. So so warm and one of the best evenings of my life with conversations straight from the heart .. Our Deepest condolences to Neetuji, RiddhimA, Ranbir and the entire Kapoor family.. Heartbroken #RipRishiji”
RakulpreetSingh tweeted: “NO NO NO!! This is heartbreaking ! In loss of words. Unable to process that @chintskap sir is no longer with us! It’s a huge loss to the world ! May your soul RIP. You will always be remembered 2020 can’t get worse !”