Actress Nafisa Ali has expressed her condolence on the passing away of veteran actor Rishi Kapoor. While speaking with Republic TV the actor recalled how her introduction to the Bollywood film industry happened through Rishi Kapoor and how they had been great friends right from a young age.
"Rishi was my childhood friend. I was 16 when he saw my cover and showed it to Raj Kapoor, so Rishi was really the person who found me and said, be my star in one of my movies and of course Raj Kapoor had wanted to launch me with Rishi, but my father refused because I was in school. But subsequently, we became great friends all through the years of our life," said Nafisa Ali.
Nafisa Ali also took to Twitter to grieve the loss of her friend and condole the death of the celebrated actor.
My teenage & introduction into India cinema was because of you Chintu.I am just devastated with the knowing that you have left . My heart goes out to your family .I know that finally it must have been hard .Stay blessed my friend .We all will miss you. pic.twitter.com/vwTbXl8fdB— Nafisa Ali Sodhi (@nafisaaliindia) April 30, 2020
Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer in 2018. He went to the USA for treatment along with his wife Neetu Kapoor. His son Ranbir and actor-girlfriend Alia Bhatt, daughter Riddhima and many other stars had visited him at that time. He returned to India last year and signed films like the remake of Intern opposite Deepika Padukone and Sharmaji Namkeen alongside Juhi Chawla. In February, he was admitted to a Delhi hospital after taking ill during shooting. Rishi Kapoor was last seen in the film The Body opposite Emraan Hashmi. The actor had an illustrious career spanning for more than 55 years. His blockbuster hits include Karz Bobby, Do Dooni Chaar Khel Khel Mein, Amar Akbar Anthony, Hum Kisi se Kam Nahi, Agneepath, Chandni, etc.
The actor was admitted to HN Reliance Hospital at the age of 67 on Wednesday and he passed away a day later. With the sudden demise of Kapoor, reactions started pouring in across the spectrums right from Bollywood to politics and sports. It was not even 24 hours that the nation mourned the loss of sudden demise of Irrfan Khan, and another tragedy struck with the passing away of Rishi Kapoor.
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