By Arré Bench Apr. 30, 2020
A look at some throwback pictures and memories of Rishi Kapoor – Chintu uncle for some, a dear friend for many.
It’s a sad day for the Indian cinema and for many of us who grew up on a heavy dose of Hindi movies. While we still grieve the untimely passing of the inimitable Irrfan Khan, this morning came bearing the unfortunate news of veteran actor Rishi Kapoor’s demise after a prolonged battle with leukaemia. Born into the first family of Bollywood – the Kapoor khandaan — the 67-year-old dedicated almost 50 years of his life to films. From the chocolate boy in Bobby whom everyone crushed on to the balding yet adorable old man in 102 Not Out, Rishi Kapoor has given us many moments to cherish. Off the screen, he was always smiling and his family and friends remember him as an elder brother, a dear friend, and an uncle who loved food.
In a heartfelt letter, Anil Kapoor remembers Rishi as an elder brother, a shoulder to lean on, a mentor for when he needed the push to carry on, but beyond it, as a dear friend all along. Calling him a “beacon of inspiration for cinema lovers everywhere”, Anil promises to celebrate Rishi Kapoor’s life just the way the late actor wanted the rest to.