Filmmaker Anurag Basu, who collaborated with actor Ranbir Kapoor in Barfi! and Jagga Jasoos, was one of many first to know of his father, late actor Rishi Kapoor’s most cancers analysis. Anurag is a most cancers survivor himself — he made a whole restoration after being identified with acute promyelocytic leukemia – a kind of blood most cancers – in 2004.
In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, the director stated that Ranbir confided in him when Rishi was identified with leukemia. “I was among the first few to know,” he stated, including, “We discussed what line of treatment he should take. I shared the number of my doctor with him and they spoke to him and told me what they had decided.”
Anurag had dinner with the Kapoors, after Rishi returned to Mumbai in September final yr. “Neetuji spoke about the treatment, Chintuji, like always, was in his element, trying to dig into cake. Since he was not allowed to have sweets, Neetuji tried to keep him away and this led to a fight between them. It was very cute,” he laughed. He final met the late actor on Ranbir’s birthday in 2019.
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Rishi died at Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai on April 30, after a two-year battle with most cancers. The information of his demise left the movie trade shocked and saddened, and plenty of paid tribute to him with social media posts.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise and tweeted, “Multifaceted, endearing and lively…this was Rishi Kapoor Ji. He was a powerhouse of talent. I will always recall our interactions, even on social media. He was passionate about films and India’s progress. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti.”
Multifaceted, endearing and vigorous…this was Rishi Kapoor Ji. He was a powerhouse of expertise. I’ll all the time recall our interactions, even on social media. He was obsessed with movies and India’s progress. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his household and followers. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 30, 2020
On the one-month anniversary of Rishi’s demise, his daughter Riddhima remembered him in a heartfelt submit. She shared a household picture on her Instagram tales and wrote, “Say not in grief: ‘He is no more,’ but live in thankfulness that he was.”
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