The news of the sudden demise of legendary Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor has sent India into mourning. The Hindi film industry is in shock and grief after losing one of its finest actors ever.
People are busy paying their last tributes to the legendary actor who breathed his last earlier today at the age of 67. Renowned filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who directed Rishi Kapoor in his 1980 cult film Karz, said he could not bear the sad news of the actor’s death and shared what Rishi meant to him.
Talking to a leading publication, Ghai shared, “He was Rishi Kapoor for the whole world but for me, he was always Chintu (his nickname). Everybody knows that our friendship, which started on the sets of Karz, has stood the test of time. We were the same till even today. If I talk about the best five actors of India, Rishi Kapoor is one of them, for the past forty years. His passion for cinema remained intact for the past forty years.”
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The filmmaker went on to add that when he met the actor last month, he was eagerly waiting to face cameras again. “I met him last month and he told me, ‘I want to go to shoot. I want to work. I have a role. You make a film’. He did not look like he was not well. He had the same energy. It is shocking news for me. I cannot bear this, sorry. Chintu, we all love you,” Subhash Ghai said in conclusion.