By Ekta Chanana Last Updated:
It was in the '80s when a charming man walked onto the big screens and asked us, "Kya tumne kabhi kisi se pyaar kiya?", and the whole world screamed in unison, "Kiya!". That was the moment when we felt the first brush of love towards the legendary actor, Rishi Kapoor, who was also affectionately known as 'Chintu' by his loved ones. Every girl in the '80s had a huge crush on Rishi ji and the boys had tried copying his style. From being a loverboy to a versatile actor, Rishi ji was hailed as the extraordinary actor. He had made us laugh and cry with his amazing acting calibre that can never be described in words. And on the morning of April 30, 2020, he enacted his last act as he left for the heavenly abode leaving the entire nation in shock. (Recommend Read: Neetu Kapoor And Riddhima Kapoor's Emotional Posts For Late Rishi Kapoor Will Leave You Heartbroken)
No one can still believe that Rishi ji is no longer with us. It was like a bolt out of the blue as the news of Rishi ji's sudden demise flashed on our mobile screens and television sets and for a minute, we couldn't believe what we read. We hoped and prayed that the news might be a fake one, but it was all in vain as destiny had already played its game and took away our favourite superstar. A part of us still cannot believe that we are witnessing Rishi ji's antim yatra as family and friends have gathered at the cremation ground to pay their last tribute.
The pictures and videos of the same have surfaced on the internet. And in the midst of it, we spotted a heartbreaking picture, wherein Alia Bhatt was seen crying inconsolably as she was video calling Rishi Kapoor's daughter, Riddhima Kapoor, who wasn't able to attend his funeral due to the lockdown in the entire nation. In the picture, Alia Bhatt was seen hugging Neetu Kapoor, who cannot control her tears. Check it out below:
Other pictures from Rishi ji's last rites have also surfaced the internet and it has been breaking the hearts of millions of his fans. Especially, the videos of the ambulance covered with flowers. Check it out below:
For those who don't know, Riddhima lives in Delhi and because of it she was not able to attend her father's funeral. However, according to a report by NDTV Riddhima had asked the Union Home Ministry for a permission to fly to Mumbai by a chartered flight. A senior police officer had said, "She sought permission late at night. We had it within minutes." Due to the lockdown, trains, buses and flights are banned, so, Riddhima is reportedly driving to Mumbai from Delhi, which will take around 25 hours. (Also Read: After Rishi Kapoor's Demise, Family And Bollywood Celebs Prepare For Last Rites At His Mumbai Home)
Riddhima bared her heart and her pain in an emotional post on her Instagram handle for her father. She shared a picture and wrote, "Papa I love you I will always love you - RIP my strongest warrior I will miss you every day I will miss your FaceTime calls every day! Until we meet again papa I love you. I love you, your Mushk forever." (Don't Miss: When Ranbir Kapoor Had Expressed His Wish To Be Friendlier And Spend Time With Father, Rishi Kapoor)
Rishi ji's death has left a huge hole in our hearts!