Priyanka Chopra remembers Rishi Kapoor: “he made falling in love seem so easy”
In an interview, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra remembers the late actor Rishi Kapoor and recalls working with him in Agneepath.
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra remembers the late actor Rishi Kapoor who passed away on April 30, 2020, after battling Leukemia for two years. Now, the Baywatch actress shared a heart-touching eulogy for the late actor.
Talking to Time Magazine, the Barfi actor started by introducing the later actor as the third generation of Bollywood’s “first family” Kapoors, “The Kapoors are Indian cinema’s first family but that never defined Rishi Kapoor, who died April 30 at 67. The son of the legendary Raj Kapoor, he forged his own path, building an illustrious career to create his own legacy.”
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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. #rishikapoor
Further, continuing, “From his first leading role in 1973’s Bobby, he was the keeper of our hearts, ushering in a new era of romance in Hindi movies. His effervescence and flamboyance instantly set him apart. He was a hero who could feel without being maudlin. He was mischievous, rebellious, passionate-and he made falling in love seem so easy and so within our grasp. What made Rishi Kapoor’s love different? It had all the passion of a Shakespearean hero with a generous dollop of innocence added in, his charisma was in his extraordinary smile, one that made his fans go weak in the knees. And when he danced, he made us all want to jump up and join him,” added Priyanka.
Speaking about her working experience, she added, “I had the privilege of working with him in Agneepath, in which he played a fierce, no-holds-barred character, someone to hate rather than love. The versatility of this genial man will never be experienced again.”