Remembering the legendary actor Rishi Kapoor on what would have been his 71st birthday, fans and the film industry alike paid heartfelt tributes to the late star. Rishi Kapoor, who passed away at the age of 67 on April 30, 2020, after a courageous battle with leukaemia, left an indelible mark on the world of Indian cinema.
Throughout his illustrious career, Rishi Kapoor starred in numerous iconic films, leaving an enduring legacy. His remarkable contributions include memorable roles in movies such as “Bobby,” “Chandni,” “Henna,” “Saagar,” “Do Dooni Chaar,” “Agneepath,” “Amar Akbar Anthony,” “Kabhi Kabhie,” “Naseeb,” “Coolie,” “Ajooba,” “Kapoor & Sons,” and “Mulk,” among many others. Tragically, his last project, “Sharmaji Namkeen,” was partially incomplete at the time of his passing, with Paresh Rawal stepping in to complete the remaining portions.
In remembrance of her beloved husband, Neetu Kapoor shared a touching video collage featuring clips from Rishi’s films, including “Mera Naam Joker,” “Bobby,” “Karz,” “Chandni,” and “Kapoor & Sons.” The post received heartfelt responses from Rishi’s daughter Riddhima, Ekta Kapoor, Saba Ali Khan, and Maniesh Paul, who posted red heart emojis as a symbol of their love and respect.
Riddhima Kapoor Sahni took to Instagram Stories to share cherished memories of her father, including adorable childhood photos of herself with Rishi and her brother Ranbir. She captioned one of the images with, “Happy Birthday papa. Miss you a little more today.” She also shared a vintage photograph of herself with her parents, noting, “Papa’s carbon copy.”
Kareena Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor’s niece, paid tribute by posting a heartfelt throwback photo of the late actor, adding, “Happy birthday Chintu Uncle… Always in our hearts. Miss you.”
Sanjay Dutt remembered Rishi Kapoor by sharing an old photograph that featured both actors and Ranbir Kapoor. He praised Rishi as more than just family, describing him as one of the finest actors and human beings. Dutt mentioned Rishi’s infectious laughter, stories, and genuineness, which continue to warm the hearts of those who knew him.
Alia Bhatt, who is married to Rishi Kapoor’s son Ranbir Kapoor, shared a touching post on Instagram, showcasing Rishi’s presence during her pre-wedding festivities. She wrote, “Always with us… always,” highlighting the enduring impact of the late actor on their lives and celebrations.