Rishi Kapoor slams 'today's stars' for skipping Vinod Khanna's funeral

Rishi has worked with Vinod in films 'Eena Meena Deeka' and 'Amar Akbar Anthony'

Ians April 28, 2017

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor is angry over the new generation of actors as they chose to skip late actor Vinod Khanna's funeral.

Vinod, a Bollywood superstar who later embraced politics, died on Thursday morning following a battle with cancer, marking the end of an era in Hindi films. He was 70.

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He was cremated in the evening at the Hindu Crematorium, Worli and Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Kabir Bedi, Rishi Kapoor, Danny Denzongpa among many others were present to say the final goodbye to the late actor.

Rishi, who has worked with Vinod in films Eena Meena Deeka and Amar Akbar Anthony, took to Twitter to show is disapproval.

"Shameful. Not one actor of this generation attended Vinod Khanna's funeral. And that too he has worked with them. Must learn to respect," Rishi tweeted.

"Why this? Including mine and thereafter. When I die, I must be prepared. None will shoulder me. Very very angry with today's so called stars," he added.

The actor said that his wife Neetu Singh and actor Ranbir Kapoor are not in the country and that is why they couldn't attend the last rites.

Film-maker Kunal Kohli supported the 64-year-old's comments and tweeted: "I share your anger sir. I left the country in the morning. Found out as I boarded the flight. Shame today's stars didn't pay their respects".

Kohli added that young "stars" don't have idea of cinema before their time.

"The sad part is some youngsters. So called Stars or otherwise. Have no idea of cinema before their time," Kohli said.

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Prabhjyot singh madan | 5 years ago | Reply I miss the "amar" of our amar Akbar and Anthony movies. I am quite young but I sympathize with the situation too. All true lovers of Vinod sahab will miss him. It makes me realize nothing is forever and I am taking a step to my cremation. Rest in peace Vinod sahab, please give life to the rest of elderly Artest. They are our Kohinoor diamond, let UK keep keep the peace of rock. Rab rakha, jai hind
Bossman | 5 years ago | Reply Live and Let Live Mr. Rishi Kapoor.
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