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Rajnikanth to Chiranjeevi, South Indian stars mourn the loss of Rishi Kapoor

A lot of South Indian film personalities, the ones who grew up watching his films and the ones who were his contemporaries, have taken to Twitter to share their condolences

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Published: 30th April 2020
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Goodbyes are hard. It is harder when you have to say it consecutively to the stars who gave you so much to remember. Within a day of the irreplaceable actor Irrfan's demise, we have lost Rishi Kapoor, one of the biggest stars of the country. The actor, who became a household name right from his debut film Bobby in 1973, was celebrated with equal love by the southern states which were ruled by regional cinema. 

The loss of an entertainer like Rishi Kapoor has left the nation devasted and the ongoing lockdown due to COVID-19 has only increased the distress, as nobody would be able to pay the last respects to the star in person. A lot of South Indian film personalities, the ones who grew up watching his films and the ones who were his contemporaries, have taken to Twitter to share their condolences.

A heartbroken Chiranjeevi wrote that he has lost a great friend and a great artist. 

Rajinikanth, who had shared screen space with Rishi Kapoor in Dosthi Dushman, called the deceased actor his dearest friend.

Prithviraj tweeted saying it is a sad week for Indian cinema and recalled the memories of shooting with the actor for Aurangzeb

Kamal Haasan, who acted with Rishi Kapoor in Saagar, says he can't believe that his friend is no more. 

Mahesh Babu said that Rishi Kapoor's demise is an irreplaceable loss to the cinema and called him a complete entertainer and incredibly-talented actor. 

Madhavan described Rishi Kapoor as 'the eternal charmer' and 'the man who spoke his heart fearlessly'. He also added that the heaven is lucky to have two charmers (Irrfan and Rishi) in quick succession.

Jr NTR called it a devastating loss for Indian cinema.

Director Sampath Nandi tweeted saying that legends like Rishi Kapoor don't die. 
 

Ramesh Aravind praised the screen presence and performances of Rishi Kapoor. 

Sriimurali said was always in awe of the energy of Rishi Kapoor. 

Pawan Kalyan said he is saddened by the sudden demise of the legendary actor.

Khushboo, who has known Rishi Kapoor since her time as a child artist, said that his loss is too much for her to come to terms 

Ram Charan said it is heartbreaking to know that Indian cinema has lost one more stalwart. 

Director Selvaraghavan called Rishi Kapoor one of his most favourite actors and is deeply saddened by his loss. 

Sudeep said that both Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan will continue to inspire people through their work. 

Allu Arjun said he has always been an admirer of the versatile actor.

 

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