Rishi Kapoor, who was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2018, passed away in a Mumbai hospital on Thursday.
Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan was the first one who gave the information about the actor’s death.
Amitabh Bachchan reveals why he never visited Rishi
The actor wrote, “He’s GONE..! Rishi Kapoor.. gone..just passed away.. I am destroyed”.
Today Amitabh Bachchan shared his daily blog and wrote a memoir for his friend and co-star Rishi Kapoor. He wrote, “T 3517 – in Memoriam ..” The blog had all the fond memories of Big B with Rishi. It read, “He had a walk that was confident and determined, a stride and style that was similar to that of his grandfather, the legendary Prithvi Rajji. A walk I had noticed in one of his earlier films, that walk… I never found it in any other. We worked in several films together. When he spoke his lines, you believed every word of it. There was never an alternative, its genuineness was beyond question.”
“His playful attitude on set was infectious .. even in the gravest sequences he would discover that comedic spark and we would all just crack up .. !! Not just on set .. if you were with him at any formal event, he would find that little distractive light-hearted gem to expand on and lighten the situation.” he added.
He continued, “When there was a time-lapse as the shot got readied during a shoot, he would bring out his playing cards, or at times pull out his rather complicated Bagatelle board and invite others to play .. a competition .. not just for fun .. a serious competition.”
The ‘Paa’ actor also revealed why he never visited Kapoor in the hospital. “I never visited him in hospital, I never wanted to see distress on his smiling cherubic face. But I am certain, when he went, he must have gone with a gentle smile,” he shared.
T 3517 – in Memoriam ..https://t.co/du9e3GHhof
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 30, 2020
Bachchan had starred opposite Rishi Kapoor in films like “Amar Akbar Anthony”, “Kabhi Kabhie”, “Naseeb”, “Coolie” and “Ajooba”. Their last movie together was 2011’s “102 Not Out”.
Rishi Kapoor had returned to India last September after undergoing treatment for cancer in the US for almost a year. In February, he was hospitalised twice. Kapoor’s death comes a day after actor Irrfan Khan’s demise.
May his soul rest in peace!