Rishi Kapoor's untimely demise has left an irreplaceable void in Indian cinema. With an enviable filmography and charming looks, the Bollywood's 'forever young' heartthrob entertained fans for many decades. The evergreen star passed away on April 30, 2020, after a two-year long battle with leukemia.
Among the celebrities who penned heartfelt tributes to the late actor, Priyanka Chopra also wrote a special piece for Time magazine, in remembrance of the Bobby star. Earlier, the actress had visited the late actor in New York, where he was stationed for his cancer treatment for almost a year, before flying back to India last year.
Priyanka Chopra's Heartfelt Note For Her Chintu Uncle
Priyanka began her heartfelt tribute by writing, "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."
What Made Rishi Kapoor's Love Different? Priyanka Chopra Has The Answer
Speaking about Rishi Kapoor's image of a romantic hero, she wrote, "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."
Priyanka On Working With Rishi Kapoor In Agneepath
Priyanka had worked with him in Hrithik Roshan-starrer Agneepath. Talking about it, she said, "In the later part of his career, he began to experiment with his roles, taking on characters who were far removed from those of his earlier films. 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."
Priyanka To Rishi Kapoor's Family: 'The World Grieves With You'
Priyanka reached out to Rishi Kapoor's family and wrote,"The loss of Rishi Kapoor is the end of an era for Hindi cinema, but his contribution to the world of films has been and will always be an inspiration for generations to come. To your beautiful family, Neetu Ma'am, Riddhima and Ranbir: the world grieves with you."
Hindi Cinema Will Never Be Same Without Rishi Kapoor, Says Priyanka
"As his father said in his legendary movie Mera Naam Joker, the show must go on. Rishi Sir, thank you for the magic, the memories and your candid heart. I'm so grateful for having had the opportunity of knowing you personally as well-your candor, your laughter, your zest for life. That's how I'll always remember you. Farewell, Chintu uncle. Hindi cinema will never be the same," signed off the Quantico actress.