- Rajinder Kauda, a 70-year-old former manager of Society Cinema, who runs the Deepak Cinema Hall in Ludhiana, shared experiences
Apr 30, 2020, 08:13 PM IST
Ludhiana. Indian film industry veteran actor Rishi Kapoor died on Thursday. The 67-year-old sage suffering from cancer was admitted to the ICU at a hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday. Phan is in shock after his death. The memories of him cannot be forgotten by the Ludhinavis, when he celebrated the silver jubilee of his super-duper hit film Bobby in the metropolis here.
He also had a friendly relationship with Bhupinder Singh, the owner of the city’s Deepak Cinema Hall, who is no longer in the world. Being a manager in this cinema hall since 1969, he was also involved in Silver Jubilee celebrations. Show-man Kapoor, along with Rishi Kapoor, elder son Randhir Kapoor and actress Simmi Grewal were also brought together. In fact, after the shock of his dream-project (film) Mera Naam Joker, the entire Kapoor-family was in a tizzy with the Bobby film becoming a super-hit. Apparently being a friend, cinema-owner Bhupinder Singh was also very happy, so he brought his father Amrik Singh as well. There was a special thing in the midst of all this, the simplicity of his son Rishi, whom he used to fondly call Chintu.
Of course, Rishi was 3 years younger than me, but we looked much younger, beautiful and shy than others. His style of answering with smile on every thing was liked by all his fans. Seeing the simplicity of that young man, everyone was surprised how much land is connected with Kapoor after becoming superstar overnight. The sad coincidence that Society Cinema, famous for celebrating the jubilee of films, its land-mark Lakad Pul has also ceased to exist and all-star performers like Rishi Kapoor also said goodbye. (As pointed out by Rajinder Kauda, a 70-year-old former manager of Society Cinema)
Then involved in Star Knight
Actor Rishi Kapoor, who ruled the hearts of fans through all the films till 1992, once again came to Ludhiana. Star Knight was then appointed by the district administration to help the Red Cross Society. Then Jasmer Singh Dhatt, the founder of the Miss World Punjaban match was also involved. He shared a memorable picture of the program in which Rishi Kapoor was honored by the then deputy commissioner SS Channi.