Enable Javscript for better performance
Filmmaker Kunal Kohli remembers Rishi Kapoor: 'I will miss his booming voice, his warm hugs"- Cinema express

Filmmaker Kunal Kohli remembers Rishi Kapoor: 'I will miss his booming voice, his warm hugs'

Kunal had directed Rishi Kapoor on Hum Tum (2004), Fanaa (2006), and Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic (2008)

Published: 30th April 2020

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away today. He was 67. The actor breathed his last at the HN Reliance Hospital in Mumbai, after a two-year-long-battle with cancer.  He is survived by his wife Neetu Kapoor and children Ranbir and Riddhima Kapoor. 

Filmmaker Kunal Kohli, who had directed Rishi on Hum Tum (2004), Fanaa (2006) and Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic (2008), spoke to us about his association with the actor.

“I can’t believe I won’t be getting a call from Chintu sir or hear his voice again. I think I took his presence for granted. I remember every single day of working with him. The time I spent with him was always so eventful. He was always up to something, doing something, commenting on something,” says Kunal.

The director narrates an incident from his days of shooting with the actor. “During Fanaa (2006), we were shooting a scene late into the night. The four actors — Aamir, Kajol, Rishi sir and child actor Ali Haji — had to look at a door. However, when we did the take, Rishi sir instead looked at the clock. He later told me, 'Why would I see the door of my own house? I’d rather look at the clock to see who had come at this hour.' That was the hallmark of Rishi Kapoor. He found logic and reason even in a small reaction shot”

Kunal adds, “The world will never be the same without Rishi sir. His aura, his personality and his stature as an actor is irreplaceable. I will miss his booming voice, cutting across a room, and his warm hugs.”

Related Articles


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.


Which is your favourite time travel film in Tamil?

Indru Netru Naalai