Rishi Kapoor’s Obituary: Actor, director and multi-talented Rishi Kapoor, who died early on Thursday in Mumbai aged 67, has left behind a vast oeuvre of work from a career spanning over five decades and will be remembered for being honest in the industry. The legendary actor was one of the most brutally honest actors from Bollywood. He used to dig out on several topics and smash anyone without using any filters, even if it means leaving a few clutching their pearls. Yes, his words definitely landed him in trouble as well but he wasn’t the one to believe in censorship as he had the power to utilise that ‘280 character limit’ on Twitter which was earlier 140. Also Read - FIR Against KRK Aka Kamaal R Khan For Derogatory Tweets Over Rishi Kapoor And Irrfan Khan’s Death
Rishi Kapoor Awards – Movies
Rishi Kapoor received numerous awards, including a National Film Award for his debut role as a child artist in his father Raj Kapoor’s 1970 film Mera Naam Joker. At the age of 21, he took the rich legacy of Kapoors forward with 1973’s Bobby, thanks to his chocolate boy charm and acting skills. As mentioned in Filmfare, Rishi Kapoor revealed in an interview that Bobby was made to write off the debts of Mera Naam Joker and the reason he was picked for the role was that other actors were too high-priced at the time. Also Read - 'We Miss Him Everyday': Randhir Kapoor on Coping up With Brother Rishi Kapoor's Demise
Rishi’s journey from Bobby to his last appearance in The Body has been nothing short of extraordinary with him delivering oodles of stellar performances that his fans and family will forever. Also Read - Neetu Kapoor Misses Rishi Kapoor, Shares Throwback Picture From Family Outing
With his rich experience on screen, Rishi Kapoor effortlessly managed to enact all types of negative-positive character roles, besides as a negative, romantic, villain, comedian, though competing with some of the biggest names of his era. Some of his most memorable films of the actor are: Kabhie Kabhie, Hum Kisise Kum Naheen, Amar Akbar Anthony, Pati Patni Aur Woh, Laila Majnu, Sargam, Karz, Prem Rog, Chandni, Bol Radha Bol, Do Dooni Char, Agneepath, Kapoor & Sons, Mulk, Delhi-6, Rajma Chawal.
Sadly, one upcoming movie directed by Hitesh Bhatia Sharmaji Namkeen with Juhi Chawla was under production at the time of his death.
Accepting Rishi Kapoor’s demise isn’t going to be easy
The sad news of the evergreen heartthrob’s passing shocked the Bollywood fraternity and his fans on April 30, 2020, when it broke early on Thursday morning. Rishi Kapoor spent almost a year in New York being treated for cancer and returned to Mumbai last September.
The 67-year-old actor is survived by his wife Neetu Kapoor and children Ridhima Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor. For the record, the actor has been ailing ever since he was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer a while back and has been under medical attention for the same.
For his fans, Rishi Kapoor will live on. Incredibly, on the screen.
Fans can go through his autobiography Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored that was released on 15 January 2017. Rishi Kapoor wrote the book along with Meena Iyer, and the title was published under Harper Collins.
RIP Rishi Kapoor!