Want to see Pakistan before I die: Rishi Kapoor

Published: November 12, 2017
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Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, 65, who previously made quite a few headlines during India-Pakistan ICC Champions Trophy final, wishes to visit Pakistan before he dies. Are you surprised? We surely are!

“I am 65 years old and I want to see Pakistan before I die. I want my children to see their roots. Bas karva dijiye (Please make it happen),” Rishi tweeted on Sunday.

Rishi has a house in Peshawar, Pakistan. It was constructed between 1918 and 1922 by Dewan Basheswarnath Kapoor, the father of Prithviraj Kapoor, the first member of the family to enter the film industry. The Kapoors shifted to India after the 1947 partition.

On Saturday, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah said the part of Kashmir held by Islamabad will remain with Pakistan and this was not going to change. He said Jammu and Kashmir needed more autonomy and chided those seeking ‘azadi.’

Rishi Kapoor wishes Pakistanis a ‘Happy Youm-e-Azadi’

Rishi wrote: “Abdullahji, Salaam! Totally agree with you, Sir. Jammu and Kashmir is ours and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is theirs. This is the only way we can solve our problem. Accept it.”

Previously, the Kapoor & Sons star was shut down by Pakistanis after he mocked Pakistani cricket team about the India-Pakistan final on June 18th, even before the Indian cricket team had qualified for it.

However, this won’t be the first time the Bobby star visits Pakistan. Back in 1990, Rishi came to Pakistan to shoot for his movie, Henna, which also starred Zeba Bakhtiar.

The film was an Indo-Pak project and the dialogues were written by legendary Pakistani writer Haseena Moin, on Raj Kapoor’s special request.

Henna was said to have been shot only in Kashmir previously. As the actor made an interesting revelation now, it’s surprising to know that parts of the film have been shot in Islamabad.

We hope Rishi’s wish come true!

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Sajid
    Nov 12, 2017 - 1:52PM

    U R Welcome Sir! But no compromise on the Kashmir Issue and you know the truth as well!Recommend

  • F Khan
    Nov 12, 2017 - 1:56PM

    Rishiji salam from a pakistani fan.You are one of the most honest and outspoken people in bollywood.A rare commodity these days.Most welcome to come here.Pakistan is quite safe not as it looks through the news media specially through the indian news media.Recommend

  • Harinder Singh
    Nov 12, 2017 - 3:45PM

    Rishi ji should stick to his area of expertise. He shouldn’t be talking about politics.Recommend

  • HZR
    Nov 12, 2017 - 9:45PM

    If onle travel conditions are a little more relaxed there is phenomenal scope for tourists from India who wish to visit Pakistan What was one nation we are neighbours and travel rules have to be more open.Recommend

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