I Was Close To Rishi Kapoor, I Am Shocked Says Farida Jalal

Veteran actor Farida Jalal gets overwhelmed with the demise of veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, says she is in shock and needs time to process the news.

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has passed away, he was hospitalised on Wednesday morning after complaining that he was not feeling well. He was admitted to Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. Wife Neetu Kapoor was at his side.

Farida Jalal who has worked with Rishi Kapoor in numerous films, including his debut movie, Bobby, broke down over phone.

She said, “What are you saying? Oh my god, what the hell is happening? Yesterday Irrfan Khan passed away and today Chintu (Rishi Kapoor) has passed away, oh my god, what the hell is happening? I am really shocked, I don’t know what to say, I was very close to Chintu. I did his first film, Bobby with him. God have mercy, I don’t know what to say, please give me some time, I need to process this, I cannot talk right now”

In 2018, Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer for the first time, following which the actor was in New York for nearly a year to undergo treatment. He returned to India in September 2019 after recovering.

Post return to India, his health has frequently been in focus. The actor was admitted to hospital in quick succession in February. Amid speculations about his health, he had been hospitalised in New Delhi in early February, while on a visit to New Delhi.

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