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
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.
Devastated to know Rishi Ji is no more. A great friend , A great artiste, heartthrob of millions. Carrier of a Great legacy. Feel so heartbroken at this loss. Farewell my friend #RishiKapoor. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/gBcdrIXvhO— Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) April 30, 2020
Rajinikanth, who had shared screen space with Rishi Kapoor in Dosthi Dushman, called the deceased actor his dearest friend.
Heartbroken ... Rest In Peace ... my dearest friend #RishiKapoor— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) April 30, 2020
Prithviraj tweeted saying it is a sad week for Indian cinema and recalled the memories of shooting with the actor for Aurangzeb.
This is a sad sad week for cinema. Rest in peace #RishiKapoor sir. Had the absolute privilege of working with him in #Aurangzeb Used to tell me he can’t call me by name as I shared it with his grand father. Farewell legend. We will miss you! pic.twitter.com/VSZHRqNks9— Prithviraj Sukumaran (@PrithviOfficial) April 30, 2020
Kamal Haasan, who acted with Rishi Kapoor in Saagar, says he can't believe that his friend is no more.
Cant believe it. Chintu ji @chintskap. (Mr.Rishi Kapoor) was always ready with a smile. We had mutual love and respect. Will miss my friend. My heartfelt condolence to the family.— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) April 30, 2020
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.
Heartbreaking to hear about #RishiKapoor sir. Yet another irreplaceable loss in our world of cinema... A complete entertainer and an incredibly talented actor... A true legend. My deepest condolences and strength to Ranbir and his family. May his soul rest in peace.— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) April 30, 2020
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.
You will always be remembered as the eternal charmer and a man who spoke his heart fearlessly.Thank you for a the caring advice my dear Sir. You will be so very badly missed.The heavens are lucky. Now two Charmers to in quick succession to enrich their lives. Heartbroken. pic.twitter.com/1dKKy1HX0Y— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) April 30, 2020
Jr NTR called it a devastating loss for Indian cinema.
Heartbreaking!!! We lost the supremely talented Irrfan Khan sir yesterday. And now, the legendary Rishi Kapoor Saab! This is a devastating loss for Indian Cinema.— Jr NTR (@tarak9999) April 30, 2020
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.
Saddened by the sudden demise of legendary actor,— Pawan Kalyan (@PawanKalyan) April 30, 2020
Sri #RishiKapoor this is a great loss for Indian cinema. My heartfelt condolences to their family members. May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/EZ6ppqRFMB
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
We have lost two greatest legends of two different times. #RishiKapoor knew him since my 2nd movie as a child actor. Too much for me to come to terms that he is no more. My heartfelt condolences to #Neetu ji #Ranbir and the entire family.. its a huge loss.. #RIP #RishiKapoor— KhushbuSundar (@khushsundar) April 30, 2020
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.
First, the incredible #irfankhan now one of my most favourite actors #rishikapoor... Saddened and heart broken by this immeasurable loss to our cinema. My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of both these legendary performers. RIP.— selvaraghavan (@selvaraghavan) April 30, 2020
Sudeep said that both Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan will continue to inspire people through their work.
Very saddening ... Two days n two fantastic actors gone.— Kichcha Sudeepa (@KicchaSudeep) April 30, 2020
Rip,, Irfanji n Rishiji.
There is none who hasn't admired u both... you both wil continue to inspire.
Allu Arjun said he has always been an admirer of the versatile actor.
Grief-stricken by the demise of the charismatic actor Rishi Kapoor ji . A Versatile Performer... who I always admired . An actor from a legendary family entertaining us for decades gone too soon . Condolences to the entire family . RIP . #Rishikapoor pic.twitter.com/Q0EbEXADZm— Allu Arjun (@alluarjun) April 30, 2020