Amitabh Bachchan pens a heartfelt blog in the memory of dear friend Rishi Kapoor; reveals he never visited him in the hospital

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Bollywood suffered through yet another loss as veteran actor  Rishi Kapoor passed away at 67. It was a hard blow to Bollywood just after the news of Irrfan Khan’s sudden demise. Amitabh Bachchan was the one who confirmed the death of Rishi Kapoor and now he has penned down a heartbreaking yet beautiful tribute to his dear friend.

Big B took to his Twitter handle to share the heartfelt blog. He wrote, “T 3517 – in Memoriam ..” The blog had all the fond memories of Big B with Rishi. It read, He had a walk that was confident and determined, a stride and style that was similar to that of his grandfather, the legendary Prithvi Rajji. A walk I had noticed in one of his earlier films, that walk… I never found it in any other. We worked in several films together. When he spoke his lines, you believed every word of it. There was never an alternative, its genuineness was beyond question.”

Amitabh also mentioned the fun-loving nature for which Rishi was known. He wrote, “His playful attitude on set was infectious .. even in the gravest sequences he would discover that comedic spark and we would all just crack up .. !! Not just on set .. if you were with him at any formal event, he would find that little distractive light-hearted gem to expand on and lighten the situation.”

He continued, “When there was a time-lapse as the shot got readied during a shoot, he would bring out his playing cards, or at times pull out his rather complicated Bagatelle board and invite others to play .. a competition .. not just for fun .. a serious competition.” 

The ‘Paa’ actor also revealed why he never visited Kapoor in the hospital. “I never visited him in hospital, I never wanted to see distress on his smiling cherubic face. But I am certain, when he went, he must have gone with a gentle smile,” he shared.

Rishi was battling cancer for the last two years as he was diagnosed with leukaemia. The actor breathed his last in a Mumbai hospital. May his soul rest in peace.

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