He never wore a single sweater twice in his entire life! All his iconic sweaters that he wore in films, came from his own wardrobe. He gave the country its first ever winter collection. He has rested his case against leukemia after 2 years of sufferings and bid farewell, the man is Rishi Kapoor.
The country woke up to his news today through Amitabh Bachchan’s tweet. It was not even 24 hours that we all mourned the death of Irrfan Khan and Rishi decided to walk away. He stayed an entertainer till the last moment of his life. Leukemia defeated his health, but never his spirit. He had even agreed to act in a movie with Deepika Padukone in near future.
Condolences have been pouring in to this man who taught the boys how to be hopelessly romantic. He acted is 12 films with the same girl until he married her, Neetu Kapoor (then Singh).Rishi Kapoor ruled movie industry beyond its technicalities through various era. He starred opposite Simi Garewal in the Technicolour era. Against Sonam and Farha in the VHS era, opposite Meenakshi Seshadri in the Laser Disc era and Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit in the VCD era. All his films are available on DVD now. He is timeless, just like his spirit of life. All that he would discuss with his family was food.
Due to lockdown, his daughter Ridhima Kapoor Sahni couldn’t fly down to say a final good bye to her Dad. She attended the funeral through Skype. His close family members bid him a tearful farewell. The nation will surely miss this legend.