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Bollywood’s original chocolate boy, Rishi Kapoor left too soon and breathed his last on April 30, Thursday morning. He was battling with cancer for the last two years and finally gave up. He was admitted to Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai after complaints of breathing problems.
Rishi’s unfortunate demise is a great loss to his family, friends and fans. The actor is an inspiration for many, and each and every actor from the fraternity felt a big blow and poured in their heartfelt condolences to the actors' family.
Priyanka Chopra has written a piece for Time magazine in memory of late Rishi Kapoor. Right from the beginning of his career to the later part of his journey, the actress talks about it all. She also extends support to his family- wife Neetu Kapoor, daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni and son Ranbir Kapoor.
“From his first leading role in 1973’s Bobby, he was the keeper of our hearts, ushering in a new era of romance in Hindi movies,” Priyanka wrote. “His charisma was in his extraordinary smile, one that made his fans go weak in the knees. And when he danced, he made us all want to jump up and join him.”
Talking about sharing screen space with Rishi in Agneepath, PeeCee wrote: “I had the privilege of working with him in Agneepath, in which he played a fierce, no-holds-barred character, someone to hate rather than love.”
She says Rishi’s death ‘is the end of an era for Hindi cinema’, but as the late actor’s father Raj Kapoor once said in Mera Naam Joker, ‘the show must go on’.
Priyanka concluded by pouring in her heartfelt condolences for the Kapoor family, “To your beautiful family, Neetu Ma’am, Riddhima and Ranbir: the world grieves with you... I’m so grateful for having had the opportunity of knowing you personally as well—your candour, your laughter, your zest for life. That’s how I’ll always remember you.”