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Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor had always reinstated our faith in love and marriage. On April 30, 2020, Rishi Kapoor had left for the heavenly abode after giving a tough fight to cancer, leaving his wife, Neetu all alone. After the death of their father, Rishi Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor and Riddhima Kapoor Sahni had been their mother’s pillar of strength. We have often seen how Ranbir and Riddhima visit their mom on and off, making sure of her well-being.
In 2020, during the pandemic, the doting daughter, Riddhima had flown down from Delhi to Mumbai to be with her mother. A few days after the demise of her father, Riddhima had posted an adorable picture with Neetu and Ranbir. She had posted a throwback selfie on her Instagram stories, in which Neetu Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor could be seen smiling for the camera. Along with the picture, she had written, "Got your back Ma #yourpillars." It’s been a year to Rishi Kapoor’s death and Neetu has been living alone in their home cherishing all the memories with him.
In an interview with Filmfare, Neetu Kapoor opened up on not living with her children Ranbir Kapoor and Riddhima Kapoor Sahni. Talking about the same Neetu said, “I want them to be busy with their lives. I say mere dil mein raho, mere sar pe mat chadho (stay in my heart, don’t stand on my head). When Riddhima was with me for the pandemic, I was so stressed for one year because she couldn’t go back. I used to get so restless. I used to tell her Riddhima to go back, Bharat is alone. I was literally pushing her away. I like my privacy. I am used to this way of life.”
In the same interview, Neetu recalled the time when Riddhima went to London to study and she couldn’t stop herself from crying. In Neetu’s words, “I remember when Riddhima was going to London to study I used to howl for days. If someone would even come to meet her and say goodbye I used to start crying. But when years later Ranbir went, I didn’t. He told me, mom you don’t love me. But it isn’t that. It was just that I had gotten used to that life, of living away from a child. So when it happened again, I was prepared. I think those times when they were abroad made me stronger and made me feel that I am okay being alone. Also, they have to get on with their lives.”
Neetu concluded her interview by saying that she has always been an independent woman. Stating that she doesn’t want her kids to be around her as she loves her independent life, the doting mommy retorted, “I get happy when they come, but I want them to go back to their homes and be settled. I just say one thing, don’t meet me every day, but stay connected. I don’t want them to be around me all the time, I am very independent that way. I love my life the way it is.”
On July 8, 2020, Neetu Kapoor had turned a year older and the doting daughter, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni had posted a beautiful picture with Neetu and Ranbir Kapoor. In the picture, Neetu had looked gorgeous in her black outfit, Riddhima had opted for a white dress, and Ranbir had looked dapper in his floral green t-shirt. Along with the picture-perfect selfie, Riddhima had written a heart-melting caption which could be read as "Happiest bday my Iron Lady I love you so much Ma."
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Neetu Kapoor has proved herself to be an all-rounder both professionally and personally. Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh were so in love that the actress had decided to quit acting to be with the love of her life. After fighting the odds, in 1980, Neetu Singh had become Neetu Kapoor afterRead More