Rakesh Roshan, one of the closest friends of Rishi Kapoor since last 45 years, started crying on the phone when Ranbir Kapoor shared the news of his father's demise. Sharing the details in an interview with a leading daily, Rakesh Roshan said instead of him consoling Ranbir, he was comforting Roshan on the phone as he started crying. Calling him a pillar of strength to Rishi Kapoor, Rakesh Roshan said that he was shocked when he heard the devastating news.
Having acted in movies like 'Jhoota Kahin Ka (1979), and Aap Ke Deewane in 1980, among many others, Rakesh Roshan said that Rishi Kapoor always came unprepared for the shots. Calling him a 'natural and spontaneous', Rakesh said 'he came alive' as the director called action! 'Main camera ke saamne bas masti karta hoon,' Rishi once told Roshan.
Rishi did a cameo in Roshan's debut film Khudgarz (1987) because he was 'integral' part of his life. Roshan met him in March before the lockdown and said that they were remembering the good old days and how they came close during 'Khel Khel Mein' (1975).
Rakesh Roshan's son Hrithik on Saturday posted a throwback picture with Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor. He wrote a long emotional note for Rishi Kapoor and thanked him for being 'ridiculously honest' about his work.
. Even your love had so much energy that I had to stand at attention every time you called. . I don’t think I have ever in my life been able to continue sitting down when you spoke to me . Everytime dad called and said “chintu uncle just saw your movie and he is calling you “, I used to get up, heart palpitating and start walking around in the room , preparing myself for the deluge of love and reprimand mixed so genuinely together in your own inimitable way that it was difficult for an observer to distinguish which was which. You gave me strength at my weakest moments. It felt so god damn amazing to think that Rishi Kapoor liked my work. That It made me believe in myself. Thank you for every time you picked up the phone and took the effort , thank you for repeatedly pointing out my mistakes , thank you for that consistent support and encouragement chintu uncle, there will never be any actor or human like you. Thank you for being my childhood , for literally shouting out loud into my ear drums about the importance of hard work. And for being so blatantly and ridiculously honest that it made me believe every single word you ever said . I and the world and everyone you touched and inspired is going to miss you. So so much . ❤️
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