Rishi Kapoor’s death news sent shockwaves across the nation yesterday. While the nation was still reeling from the loss of Irrfan Khan, we mourned yet another gem. While several industry folks and friends of Rishi Kapoor bid him adieu, Anil Kapoor’s condolence had us all wondering.
Taking to his official social media handle, Anil Kapoor had bid goodbye to a dear friend and a veteran Bollywood actor, Rishi Kapoor. The Mr. India actor addressed to Rishi as James alongside a candid picture of their childhood days. Sharing a black and white image of what looks like a birthday party celebration, Anil captioned the image as, “My dear James, I don’t know where to begin. From growing up to living our dreams on screen, we were together through it all. You were like an elder brother to me, a shoulder when I needed the support, a mentor when I needed that push and a friend always. Thank you for the endless love you gave my family and me. You were like a son to my mother and you knew that Krishna aunty was always like a mother to me. Your Patton forever.”
While several fans wondered what the connection was, Anil Kapoor has yet again to his Instagram handle to open up about the reason behind calling Rishi Kapoor James Dean.
Anil Kapoor’s post read, “The reason I called Rishi Kapoor James was because according to me if there was anyone who looked as good as James Dean it was him…and he loved hearing that from me…he will always be James for me…”
What’s more, is that Anil Kapoor also posted an image of the two actors’ side by side to prove his point and we simply couldn’t agree more! A true gem and a son who well justified his fathers legacy, Rishi Kapoor will always be missed!
For those who have joined in late, Rishi Kapoor succumbed to a long and painful battle with Leukemia yesterday.