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Do you remember making plans with your BFF that once you grow up and get married, you’ll have kids around the same time so that they can be BFFs too and all of you can hang out together? Isn’t it an amazing feeling imagining a vacation with your BFF, your respective partners and kids chilling on vacation? B-town boasts of such warm relationships between families where the star parents share a lifelong bond and their children too, get along pretty well with one another. One such relationship was shared between Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor, and their friendship bond became even stronger when Abhishek Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor continued their fathers’ legacies. (Also Read: Rare And Unseen Pictures Of Rishi Kapoor: A Throwback To His Childhood And Moments Spent With Family)
Having movies like Amar Akbar Anthony, Naseeb, Coolie, Ajooba and 102 Not Out, Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor’s on-screen chemistry proved they were like brothers from different mothers. Since Rishi Kapoor had taken his last breath, the fan pages on social media are flooded with throwback memories of the late actor. Big B also, time and again, shares memories with Rishi Kapoor and while we will take you through his feelings after losing his dear friend, let us treat you with a throwback picture that’ll instantly bring a big smile on your face!
While the social media is filled with throwback pictures and videos of Rishi Kapoor and it makes us teary-eyed thinking that he is no more with us now, the beautiful memories he had left us with do bring a smile on our faces. A collage of Rishi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan’s pout picture and their sons, Ranbir Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan recreating the same has emerged on social media. One glance at the picture and all we can say is, ‘like father, like son’!
It was Amitabh Bachchan, who had confirmed the news of Rishi Kapoor’s demise and expressing his grief, he had tweeted, “He's GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed !” However, it was difficult to suffice his feelings in a single tweet, so Amitabh Bachchan had penned a eulogy for his late friend. Recalling his first meeting with Rishi Kapoor, Big B had written, “I had seen him at his home Deonar Cottage, Chembur , a young energetic, bubbly , mischief in his eyes Chintu , on those rare moments when I was privileged to have been invited to an evening at Raj ji’s house .. I would see him more often after , at RK Studios, when he trained as an actor for his film to be made, BOBBY .. a diligent enthusiastic youngster, ready to pounce onto every learning that came his way, in that famous large and legendary make up room, of Raj ji at the end of the first floor corridor of make up rooms .. He had a walk that was confident and determined .. a stride and style that was similar to that of his grandfather, the legendary Prithvi Raj ji .. a walk I had noticed in one of his earlier films .. that walk .. I never found it in any other ..” (Also Read: Do You Know Why Rishi Kapoor Was Called 'Chintu'? Randhir Kapoor Reveals Story Behind The Nickname)
Reminiscing some memories from the sets of their films and the events they had attended, Amitabh Bachchan had continued, “We worked in several films together .. When he spoke his lines, you believed every word of it .. there was never an alternative .. its genuineness was beyond question .. And there has never been any other, that could lip sync a song as perfectly as he would .. never .. His playful attitude on set was infectious .. even in the most grave sequences he would discover that comedic spark and we would all just crack up .. !! Not just on set .. if you were with him at any formal event , he would find that little distractive light hearted gem to expand on and lighten the situation .. When there was a time lapse as the shot got readied during a shoot , he would bring out his playing cards , or at times pull out his rather complicated Bagatelle board and invite others to play .. a competition .. not just for fun .. a serious competition ..”
Revealing why he had never visited his friend, Rishi Kapoor in the hospital, Amitabh Bachchan had concluded, “During his time of diagnosis and his treatment he never ever lamented his condition .. it was always .. ‘see you soon , just a routine visit to the Hospital .. I’ll be back shortly’ Joie de vivre .. the exuberant enjoyment of life , was a gene he inherited from his father .. the Legend, the Ultimate Showman the Iconic Raj Kapoor .. I never visited him in Hospital .. I never wanted to see distress on his smiling cherubic face .. But I am certain .. when he went , he must have gone with a gentle smile …”
Abhishek Bachchan had also penned a eulogy for his Chintu uncle with an all-smiling picture with him. He had captioned it, “The true measure of a great man is... When upon his passing, you don't just remember him, but you remember yourself with him! I will always remember how you made me feel, Chintu uncle. Your love, encouragement, humour and honesty. Some losses are too personal to discuss publicly. You just have to cherish the moments together and the memories. I will always...” followed by a broken heart emoticon. (Also Read: When Ranbir Kapoor Had Touched Rishi Kapoor's Feet At An Award Function And Made Neetu Kapoor Proud)
Abhishek and Ranbir recreating Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor’s picture is indeed a beautiful sight to behold!