Apr 30, 2020, 11:23 AM IST
Mumbai. Rishi Kapoor has died at the age of 67. He died on Thursday morning at HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. He was battling cancer. Rishi Kapoor had cancer in 2018. He went to America for treatment. He returned to India in September last year after staying there for 11 months. After returning, he expressed his desire to resume acting in an interview. He also shot some scenes of his comeback film Sharmaji Namkeen in February. The shooting took place in Delhi. Apart from this, he was also going to start work with Deepika Padukone on the remake of Hollywood movie The Intern but that could not happen.
The body proved to be the final film: Emraan Hashmi and Shobhita Dhulipala starrer The Body proved to be Rishi Kapoor’s final film. The film was released in December last year. In this film, Rishi played the role of SP Jayaraj Rawal. Apart from this, in 2019, another film of his, Jhoota Kahin was also released. In this, he played the role of a man named Kumar Pandey.
Work done in 121 films: In her 50-year film career, Rishi acted in about 121 films. He made his debut as a child artiste in Raj Kapoor’s film Mera Naam Joker (1970). He received a National Award for his role in the film. His role as an actor was Bobby (1973), in which he appeared alongside Dimple Kapadia. For this film, he received the Filmfare Best Actor Award (1974). Rishi Kapoor’s image was that of a romantic hero. He was also well liked by the audience in a romantic style. This is the reason that between 1973 and 2000, Rishi acted in 92 romantic films out of which 36 films proved to be superhit. These include films like Karj, Deewana, Chandni, Sagar, Amar Akbar Anthony, Hum Kisne Kuma Nahin, Prem Rog, Heena.
12 movies with Neetu: The romantic pairing with Rishi Kapoor’s wife Neetu was much preferred. The two worked together in about 12 films. Among these, Khel Khel Me (1975), Kabhi Kabhi (1976), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Duniya Meri Jeb Mein (1979) and Pati Pyaan Aur Woh (1978) (guest appearances of both) proved to be hits, while Zaharala Insan (1974) ), Zinda Dil (1975), Dohi Aadmi (1977), Unknowingly (1978), Liar Kahin Ka (1979) and Dhan Daulat (1980), Do Dooni Char (2010), Besharam (2013) were flops.