Pakistani celebrities pay homage to Rishi Kapoor


Renowned Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor has left the entire entertainment fraternity saddened after he lost his life while battling cancer on Thursday.

Celebrities from Pakistan also paid tribute to the legendary actor and prayed for his soul to rest in peace.

Adnan Siddiqui is saddened on the departure of two legendary actors of the entertainment industry in back-to-back days.

Ali Zafar recalled some fond memories with the legendary actor from the sets of ‘Chashme Baddoor’. I still remember the feeling I had when I was about to shoot my first scene with him in the film ‘Chashme Baddoor’,” he wrote.

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My first childhood memory of Rishi Kapoor was the song “Jeevan ke din”. The lyrics resonated with me and I imagined myself singing it one day around a piano the same way he did. But I never thought I would one day be dancing with the great man himself on a film set. I still remember the feeling I had when I was about to shoot my first scene with him in the film “Chashme Baddoor.” We met in Goa on set. Given his stature, he had no airs and graces about him, a thorough gentleman and a professional. We would chat about music and art and he was curious about Pakistan. One day he made me try Goan prawn curry that he was very fond of, which I love till today. When I found out that I would get to dance shoulder to shoulder with the legendary dancer, in the title song of the movie, I could hardly believe it till i saw myself standing on a table dancing with Rishi Kapoor himself. It was like being in a movie within a movie. At that age with an injured knee he danced like there was no tomorrow. That’s how I remembered him for years to come. One day I was most touched when he told me that somehow he saw his young self in me and would like me to play him in his youth in a movie he was considering. Many years later, I found out he wasn’t well. I reached out to him to check in on his health. One night I saw him in my dream and told him so. He was most thrilled, most gracious and in high spirits and asked how grown up my children were now. I can see him now just as I saw in my dream. Happy, healthy and dancing… and that’s how I remember him. RIP Rishi Sir. #rishikapoor

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Saba Qamar posted a video of late Kapoor praising her work in ‘Hindi Medium’. The actress wrote “Another day, another big loss. Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that I feel right now.”

Veteran actress Zeba Bakhtiyar also paid tribute to Kapoor and called him ‘Mentor’.

Former cricketers Shoaib Akhtar and Waqar Younis also recognize Kapoor as one of the finest actors India has ever produced and prayed for his soul to rest in peace.

Yasir Hussain, Zara Noor Abbas, Mawra Hocane, Bilal Ashraf, Ayeza Khan, and many other actors paid tribute to Kapoor.

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