Two days and two cinema legends are gone. Bollywood has suffered a major blow with the deaths of Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor in two consecutive days.
However, it is not the only Bollywood that is feeling a big loss. As big as an actor Rishi Kapoor was, he was also a friendly and kind human being, with friends on both sides of the border.
Pakistani celebrities too have been mourning the loss of Rishi Kapoor aka Chintu and paying tribute to the legend in heartfelt posts on their social media.
Here’s what our celebrities have been saying;
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Because of my grandmother I’ve come across my share of celebrity. Hence it has been a way of life and very rarely if ever have I been starstruck. I remember this day because I was just that when one of my favourites came over for dinner. I remember how absolutely kind, loving, generous & down to Earth he was, a quality since then I admire in those that Allah blesses with fame. His movies were a part of growing up and so many were absolute favourites. Such a larger than life talent. Saying a special prayer for him today , may he rest in peace for all eternity ❤️ @_sabrinakhalid_ #rishikapoor #rip #memoriestocherish #endofanera
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My first childhood memory of Rishi Kapoor was the song “Jeevan ke din”. The lyrics resonated with me and I imagined myself singing it one day around a piano the same way he did. But I never thought I would one day be dancing with the great man himself on a film set. I still remember the feeling I had when I was about to shoot my first scene with him in the film “Chashme Baddoor.” We met in Goa on set. Given his stature, he had no airs and graces about him, a thorough gentleman and a professional. We would chat about music and art and he was curious about Pakistan. One day he made me try Goan prawn curry that he was very fond of, which I love till today. When I found out that I would get to dance shoulder to shoulder with the legendary dancer, in the title song of the movie, I could hardly believe it till i saw myself standing on a table dancing with Rishi Kapoor himself. It was like being in a movie within a movie. At that age with an injured knee he danced like there was no tomorrow. That’s how I remembered him for years to come. One day I was most touched when he told me that somehow he saw his young self in me and would like me to play him in his youth in a movie he was considering. Many years later, I found out he wasn’t well. I reached out to him to check in on his health. One night I saw him in my dream and told him so. He was most thrilled, most gracious and in high spirits and asked how grown up my children were now. I can see him now just as I saw in my dream. Happy, healthy and dancing… and that’s how I remember him. RIP Rishi Sir. #rishikapoor
The entertainment industry has lost another stalwart, another legend. 2020 is turning out to be one screwed up year. Proves the fragility of life .. how temporary it is and that we should cherish, value and love those around us while they're still with us.. RIP #RishiKapoor
— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) April 30, 2020
Two legends, two days. Im still in disbelief. A man who lit up the screen with his performances for decades. Thank you. You will always remain alive in our hearts. RIP 💔 #rishikapoor pic.twitter.com/ALnl29Mj46
— Hareem Farooq (@FarooqHareem) April 30, 2020
My mother Rizwana Akhtar, brother Zubair Akhtar and Kajol Bhabhi with these down to earth superstars #RishiKapoor and #IrrfanKhan in Delhi. No amount of words can truly suffice this. We will miss you both. Grown up by watching Rishi Kapoor’s movies. #RIPRishikapoorji #RIPIrrfan pic.twitter.com/h4eIYS01jq
— YASIR AKHTAR (@Yasir_Akhtar_) April 30, 2020
— Junaid khan (@itsJunaidKhan) April 30, 2020
What a great loss. Extremely sad that Rishi sahab is no more. Sharing this picture from when we had all gone to meet him and to cast him in JPNA2. May he rest in peace. He was the best of the best pic.twitter.com/viifGDdfHv
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) April 30, 2020
— Mehreen Syed (@iMehreenSyed) April 30, 2020
Another huge blow!. It’s very devastating to see two legends of Bollywood passing away in two days . RIP Rishi Sahib 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/io7PZZN0nM
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) April 30, 2020
— Ayeza Khan (@Ayezakhan_ak) April 30, 2020
Inna lillahi inna illahi Rajiun.
May Allah makes it easier for them in the next world. Amen
— Farhan Saeed (@farhan_saeed) April 30, 2020