Rakesh Roshan in a recent interview opened up about his first reaction upon hearing about the death of his peer and close friend, Rishi Kapoor, reported Hindustan Times. According to Roshan, it was Kapoor's son, Ranbir that ended up consoling him on the tragic death.
“I woke up this morning to a message from a friend, asking if Rishi Kapoor was all right. When I called Dabboo (Randhir Kapoor), his number was busy. That’s when my heart sank and I instinctively knew something was wrong. Then I rang up Ranbir who shared the news. It was so shocking that I started crying on the phone. Instead of me consoling him, Ranbir comforted me. He has been a pillar of strength to his father,” he said.
The veteran actor and director further talked about how he and Kapoor became the source of each other's strength when the two were diagnosed with cancer. “(In 2018), our cancer diagnosis came months apart — his in August, and mine in December. But we both fought with a smile on our face. He was always brave and full of life. When I met him in March before the lockdown, Chintu, Neetu (Singh) and I reminisced about our good old days,” he said.
Earlier on Roshan in an opinion piece for Hindustan Times talked about how Kapoor's loss has left a huge void in his life. “Personally, I don’t know how I will fill the void, especially since this has come as a sudden jolt to me and I am sure, to everyone else too. Everything around us will settle down eventually but may god rest his soul in peace.”
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