Rishi Kapoor, Indian Movie Legend, Dies at 67

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Rishi Kapoor, one in all India’s most beloved movie actors who was finest recognized for his romantic roles, has died. He was 67.

Kapoor was hospitalized in Mumbai on Wednesday. “He’s affected by most cancers and he has some respiration issues, so he has been admitted to the hospital,” his brother Randhir advised Indian media on Wednesday.

Kapoor died on Thursday morning, a day after the demise of one other Indian star, Irrfan Khan.

Kapoor was first recognized with most cancers in 2018 and acquired therapy initially within the U.S. earlier than returning to India late in 2019. He had been hospitalized in India a number of occasions since with quite a lot of problems.

Regardless of his well being issues, Kapoor not too long ago introduced that he would co-star with Deepika Padukone in a remake of the Hollywood hit “The Intern.” The actor was often lively on social media, however his exercise went quiet across the starting of April.

After a cameo in his father Raj Kapoor’s 1955 movie “Shree 420,” Kapoor debuted as a toddler actor in his father’s 1970 magnum opus “Mera Naam Joker.” Typically nicknamed Chintoo, Kapoor then appeared in his first movie as an grownup romantic lead, in 1973’s “Bobby,” additionally directed by his father.

He debuted as director with 1999’s “Aa Ab Laut Chalen.”

Together with frequent co-star Amitabh Bachchan, Kapoor starred in a number of hits together with “Amar Akbar Anthony” and “Coolie.” Lately, he transitioned to taking part in character roles with appreciable success, with movies together with “Agneepath,” “Do Dooni Chaar” and “Love Aaaj Kal.”

Considered one of his most up-to-date on display screen look was in Bollywood comedy “102 Not Out” reverse Bachchan. Kapoor’s final look was “The Physique,” a remake of Oriol Paulo’s 2012 Spanish movie of the identical title.

Indian movie followers adopted his romance with Dimple Kapadia, but it surely was his “Rafoo Chakar” co-star, Neetu Singh, that he ended up marrying and staying with till he died. He shined in so many light-hearted comedies, like “Rafoo Chakar” with Singh, “Amar Akbar Anthony” with Amitabh Bachchan, “Khel Khel Mein” and “Hum Kisise Kum Nahin” with Zeenat Aman, all within the 1970s. His movies have been characterised by nice songs and easy plots.

Kapoor is survived by his son Ranbir, an A-list Bollywood star; his spouse Neetu, a former Bollywood A-lister herself; and his daughter Riddhima.

Naman Ramachandran and Shali Dore additionally contributed to this report.

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