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Raatein Dason Dishaaon Se Kahengi Apni Kahaniyaan, Geet Hamaare Pyaar Ke Dohraayegi Jawaaniyaan, Main Na Rahoongi, Tum Na Rahoge, Phir Bhi Rahengi Nishaaniyaan… In 1955, Rishi Kapoor made his debut in Bollywood as a child actor in his father, Raj Kapoor’s film, Shree 420. Then in 1973, the nation found its first-ever chocolate boy with innocent looks and boy-next-door charm! The Kapoor khaandaan ka chiraag stole the hearts of millions and is still continuing to do so with a career span of close to five decades. (Also Read: Neetu Kapoor Reveals Ranbir Kapoor's Reaction When They Told Him Of Rishi Kapoor's Cancer Diagnosis)
On September 29, 2018, a tweet from Rishi Kapoor’s Twitter handle about his short absence from work had created a stir in the media about his health, despite him requesting his well-wishers to not unnecessarily speculate. He had tweeted, "I am taking a short leave of absence from work to go to America for some medical treatment. I urge my well-wishers not to worry or unnecessarily speculate. It's been 45 years 'plus' of wear and tear at the movies. With your love and good wishes, I will be back soon!" This was the tweet:
Since then, fans have been eagerly waiting for Rishi Kapoor to return to Mumbai, all hale and hearty and his well-wishers are praying for his speedy recovery. Finally, our prayers have been answered and Rishi Kapoor is all set to come back to India with his wife, Neetu Kapoor. A paparazzo, Viral Bhayani posted a picture that we all have been waiting for wherein we could spot Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor at the New York airport. Soon, we will get to see the Senior Kapoors at Mumbai airport after a year!
On September 4, 2019, Rishi Kapoor turned 67 and to mark the special day, his daughter and son-in-law, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni and Bharat Sahni have heartfelt wishes for the birthday boy. While Riddhima shared a collage of Rishi ji’s pictures and wrote, “Happy happiest birthday Papa! I love you more than anything & am so so proud to call you my dad #strongestdaddyintheworld #birthdaylove”, Bharat posted an array of pictures from their New York diaries and captioned it, “Happy happy Birthday. Tough times never last, but tough people do. Like Ridds always says #mydaddystrongest! See you soon in Mumbai.” (Also Read: Rishi Kapoor's Battle With Cancer, Says He Had Lost 26 Kgs And Had No Appetite For First Four Months)
Ranbir Kapoor and Riddhima Kapoor Sahni have proved to be pillars of support for their parents, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor during this tough phase. Taking time out from their hectic schedules, Ranbir and Riddhima had spent quality time with their parents and have been a constant part of Rishi ji’s journey to recovery. In an interview, Neetu Kapoor had revealed how Ranbir Kapoor had reacted when he got to know about Rishi Kapoor’s health condition in 2018.
Neetu Kapoor revealed that when they got to know about Rishi Kapoor’s cancer, Ranbir Kapoor was travelling. When he came back, Neetu ji had made him sit and explained the situation, which left him teary-eyed. For an hour or so, Ranbir was in a denial state, but later, he composed himself and got down to deal with the situation. The very next day, he went to Delhi to pick his father, and the two then flew off to New York for Rishi ji’s treatment.
Riddhima Kapoor Sahni often posts family pictures and inside sneak peeks into the life of the Kapoors and Sahnis on her Instagram handle. Sometime back from what it looked like, Riddhima was in a throwback mode, and the celebrity jewellery designer had taken to her Instagram stories to post two throwback pictures. One picture had a fit Rishi Kapoor celebrating birthday with granddaughter, Samara Sahni by her side. Looking at the picture, we had only wished to see this legendary actor all hale and hearty again! The second story has a kiddo Ranbir Kapoor looking all naughty as the camera flashed at him!
Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, in an interview, had shared the kind of father, Rishi Kapoor has been, “Growing up he was a big hero and really busy and we were busy with our lives. But he made it a point to be home when we were home which meant we could not go out after six! He would play games – he loved quizzing Ranbir and me to check our general knowledge. He was a very strict parent and we were scared of him but now I am glad he was. He was a superstar but we were very grounded.” (Also Read: Unseen Picture Of Neetu Kapoor From Her Chooda Ceremony With Close Friend, Rekha Performing Rituals)
We can’t wait to see Rishi Kapoor back in Mumbai!
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