Rishi Kapoor - Bollywood Romantic Hero Dies at 67

Rishi Kapoor Dies: Veteran Bollywood Star Was 67; Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan Lead Tributes

Rishi Kapoor was a Skilful Dancer

Bollywood Actor Rishi Kapoor, Famous for His Romantic Roles, Died of Cancer at Age 67.

He Was Part of the Kapoor Acting Dynasty That Has Long Dominated Bollywood, the Hindi Film Industry.

The Actor Caused Quite a Stir in 1973 with His First Lead Role in Bobby: a Teen Love Story.

He Played the Romantic Role in Dozens of Movies for More Than Two Decades, After Which He Made a Successful Transition to Character Roles.

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Rishi Kapoor Debuted as a Child Actor in 1970 in His Father Raj Kapoor's Film, Mera Naam Joker.

Several of His Films in the 1980s and 1990s, Khel Khel Mein, Karz, and Chandni, Became Massive Box Office Hits.

Rishi Kapoor Was a Skilful Dancer



He Was a Skilled Dancer and Some of His Movies Had Songs That Are Very Popular Even Today.

Kapoor Made a Successful On-Screen Partner with Actress Neetu Singh. in One of Bollywood's Longest-Running Love Stories, They Also Took That Romance Off the Screen When They Married in 1980.

Their Son Ranbir Kapoor Is a Successful Bollywood Star in Her Own Right.

Rishi Kapoor Also Worked on Various Protagonists with Amitabh Bachchan and His Uncle Shashi Kapoor.

He Had a Second Coming in This Decade, Playing Character Roles and Appearing in Some Interesting Cameos in Small Movies.



His death comes a day after the passing away of Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan.

Kapoor Was Diagnosed with Cancer in 2018 and Returned to India Last September After a Year-Long Treatment in New York.

He Was Taken to the Hospital on Wednesday Morning After He Complained of Respiratory Difficulties, His Brother Randhir Kapoor Told the Press Trust of India.

The Actor's Family Confirmed His Death in a Message Saying He Passed Away Peacefully After a Two-Year Battle with Leukemia.

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"The Doctors and Medical Staff at the Hospital Said It Kept Them Entertained to the End. He Remained Jovial and Determined to Live to the Fullest for Two Years of Treatment on Two Continents. Family, Friends, Food and Movies Remained His Focus and Everyone She Met Him During This Time and Was Amazed How He Didn't Let His Illness Get Over Him.

"He Was Grateful for the Love of His Fans Who Came from All Over the World. at His Passing, Everyone Would Understand That He Would Like to Be Remembered with a Smile and Not Tears."

The Family Also Called on Their Fans and Friends to Follow Restrictions Around Gathering in Public Due to the Coronavirus Blockade and to Respect Current Laws.

Meanwhile, Kapoor Has Received Tributes from Fellow Bollywood Actors and Politicians on Social Media.

Actor Amitabh Bachchan Said It Was Destroyed. in a Tweet Post, He Wrote, "T 3517 - He's Gone .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. Gone .. Just Passed Away .. I Am Destroyed!"


Prime Minister Narendra Modi Described Him as "Multifaceted, Endearing and Lively" and "An Inexhaustible Source of Talent".

"I Will Always Remember Our Interactions, Including on Social Media. He Was Passionate About Indian Movies and Progress. Distressed at His Passing," He Tweeted.

Congress Party Leader Rahul Gandhi Also Tweeted About His Death: "This Is a Terrible Week for Indian Cinema, with the Passing of Another Legend, Actor Rishi Kapoor. a Wonderful Actor, with a Great Admirer Who Follows Him. from Generation to Generation, We Will Miss Him Very Much."

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Kapoor Was Also Prolific on Twitter, Commenting Frequently on Controversial Topics and Sometimes Engaging in Heated Exchanges with People on the Social Media Platform.

His Latest Tweet Was an Appeal to People Not to Attack Medical Personnel on the Front Line of the Coronavirus Fight Saying, " We Have to Win This War Together"

Following the Disappearance, Several Bollywood Celebrities, Including Amitabh Bachchan, Expressed Their Condolences on Social Media.

Calling It a "Nightmare", Akshay Kumar Wrote, "It Seems Like We’re in the Midst of a Nightmare...just Heard the Depressing News of #Rishikapoor Ji Passing Away, It’s Heartbreaking. He Was a Legend, a Great Co-Star and a Good Friend of the Family. My Thoughts and Prayers with His Family."
"Just Can’t Believe This. Woke Up to the Shocking News of #Rishikapoor Ji Passing Away. Condolences to the Kapoor Family. We Will Miss You Rishi Ji," Tweeted Tamannah Bhatia.
Nusrat Bharucha Said That She Was "Heartbroken."

"Heartbroken with the News of Demise of Legendary @Chintskap Sir. the Movies Will Never Be the Same Again. Rest in Peace. Prayers & Duas Wishing Strength for the Family & Fans. #Rishikapoor," She Wrote on the Micro-Blogging Site. 
Parineeti Chopra Said He Was Her "Favourite".

"This Cannot Be True! Rishi Sir Was My Favourite Man, and Favourite Co-Star Ever! I Still Remember Being Nervous Around Him in Shuddh Desi Romance. He Would Put Me at Ease and Treat Me Just Like a Friend! Will Never Forget Every Advice, Every Joke He Told.  #Rip #Rishikapoor

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