Rishi Kapoor, beloved star of films such as Bobby and Chandni, died in a hospital in Mumbai at the age of 67 on Thursday. He fought a long battle with cancer and had spent much of last year in New York being treated. Yesterday, his brother Randhir Kapoor confirmed to news agency PTI that the actor had been taken to hospital. “He is in the hospital. He is suffering from cancer and he has some breathing problem, so he has been admitted to the hospital. He is stable now,” Randhir Kapoor told PTI. Rishi Kapoor belonged to a film dynasty that spans several generations – his father, Raj Kapoor, was among India’s most revered actors and filmmakers.
This is the film fraternity’s second loss in as many days – Irrfan Khan was claimed by cancer yesterday.
Rishi Kapoor’s longtime friend and co-star Amitabh Bachchan tweeted, “He’s gone. Rishi Kapoor, gone, just passed away. I am destroyed.” Mr Kapoor and Big B starred together in films such as Kabhi Kabhie, Amar Akbar Anthony, Naseeb and Coolie – they reunited for 102 Not Out in 2018, playing father and son.