Bollywood mourns Rishi Kapoor’s death


MUMBAI: Several Bollywood celebrities expressed their grief over the demise of veteran actor Rishi Kapoor.

Actor Amitabh Bachchan said he was destroyed. In a tweet post, he wrote, “T 3517 – He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed!”

Meanwhile, Priyanka Chopra wrote in Twitter, “My heart is so heavy. This is the end of an era. #Rishisir your candid heart and immeasurable talent will never be encountered again. Such a privilege to have known you even a little bit. My condolences to Neetu maam, Ridhima, Ranbir and the rest of the family. Rest in peace Sir.”

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.”

On the other hand, Shilpa Shetty wrote, “Waking up to a news like this is gut-wrenching! A Legendary actor, loved by millions of people around the world has just left us. Your style, brilliance, your smile & joie de vivre… will be dearly missed, Rishi jiRed heart Your legacy will live on for generations to come.”

Expressing profound grief, actress Parineeti Chopra tweeted, “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.”

“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.