New Delhi: Veteran Bollywood actor, and the original 'chocolate boy' of Hindi movies, Rishi Kapoor breathed his last on Thursday morning. He was admitted to Sir HN Reliance Foundation hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday night.
Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with an undisclosed form of cancer in 2018 and underwent treatment for the same in New York for almost a year.
"He is in the hospital. He is suffering from cancer and he has some breathing problem, so he has been admitted to the hospital. He is stable now," Randhir told PTI on Wednesday. Reportedly, he was not keeping well, therefore shifted to the ICU.
He is survived by wife Neetu Kapoor and children Riddhima Kapoor Sahni and actor Ranbir Kapoor.
In September 2019, he returned back hale and hearty, accompanied by wife and veteran actress Neetu Kapoor. All through his tough times, Neetu Kapoor stood like a rock behind him. The actor has always been vocal about his thoughts on Twitter and is an avid user of the medium. In fact, he had shared news of him taking a brief break from work as his health needed attention on Twitter.
Here's taking a look at his golden celluloid journey. We picked his 10 best ones although the list is endless:
This classic romantic drama was helmed by legendary Raj Kapoor and written by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas. The film saw Rishi as the leading man opposite debutant Dimple Kapadia. The era had witnessed the rise of its go-to romantic hero!
Khel Khel Mein,1975
The film was directed by Ravi Tandon and starred Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh and Rakesh Roshan as college students. The film was a massive hit and presented a new-age romance with elements of thrill.