Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has passed away in a hospital in Mumbai. He was 67 years old.
A longtime friend and co-star of films such as Amar Akbar Anthony Amitabh Bachchan confirmed the news in Twitter.
“He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed !”, Amitabh Bachchan twitted.
Rishi Kapoor’s death comes a day after another Bollywood veteran and celebrated actor, Irrfan Khan, died of cancer.
The actor was diagnosed with cancer in 2018, following which he was undergoing treatment in New York for more than a year. He returned to India in September 2019 after recovering.
Again in February this year he was hospitalised twice due to his health issues.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor tweeted in memory of his “schoolmate”.
“Saddened to hear that my senior schoolmate at Mumbai’s Campion School, Rishi Kapoor, whom i competed with in inter-class dramatics in 1967-68, has gone to a better world. From the romantic hero of Bobby to the mature character actor of his last films, he evolved remarkably. RIP” Tharoor tweeted.
Rishi Kappor was the second son of late actor Raj Kapoor and the sibling of Randhir, Ritu Nanda, Rima Jain and Rajeev Kapoor. He made his film debut with Bobby opposite Dimple Kapadia in 1973 and was also seen as a child actor in films such as Shree 420 and Mera Naam Joker.
He was part of hit films such as Amar Akbar Anthony, Laila Majnu, Rafoo Chakkar , Sargam, Karz, Bol Radha Bol and others. In the later stage of his life, he was seen in films such as Kapoor and Sons, D-Day, Mulk and 102 Not Out.
The actor was last seen in Emraan Hashmi’s The Body and had recently announced his next project, a remake of Hollywood film The Intern, also featuring Deepika Padukone.