Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor died in a Mumbai hospital on Thursday, his brother Randhir Kapoor said. He was 67. Rishi, who was suffering from cancer, was taken to the H N Reliance hospital. Below are the top 10 lesser-known facts about the superstar.
Top 10 lesser known facts about Rishi Kapoor:
1. Rishi Kapoor Age:
Rishi Kapoor was born on 4th September 1954 in Chembur, Bombay in a Punjabi family.He is the second son of actor and director Raj Kapoor He was also the grandson of actor Prithviraj Kapoor His brothers Randhir and Rajiv Kapoor were also actors.
2. He was a foodie:
Rishi Kapoor’s love for food, especially non-vegetarian food, is not something that the world doesn’t know about. But there was a place he had to turn vegetarian, and that was when he visited Chennai because he was coming after a darshan at Tirupati.
3. Not happy with nick name!
Yes. The world lovingly calls him Chintu ji, and in 2009 he even starred in a film by that name. But he hated his nickname, and once took to Twitter to share his old picture and expressed his views on nicknames, saying “parents must never nickname a child“.
4. Rishi Kapoor acted in 2 International movies:
He did two international movies – “Don’t Stop Dreaming” in 2007 and “Sambar Salsa” in 2008.
5. Neetu Singh was his 15 times co-star:
Kapoor married actress Neetu Singh his 15-time co-star on 22 January 1980. It was a grand wedding held at the prestigious Bombay Presidency Golf Club in Chembur and reception at RK Studios where the entire film industry was present.
6. Rishi – Neetu couple have 2 children:
The couple has two children – actor Ranbir Kapoor who was born on 28 September 1982 and designer Riddhima Kapoor Sahani, who was born on 15 September 1980. Rishi is the paternal uncle of actresses Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor, and maternal uncle of industrialist Nikhil Nanda.
7. Love for Agarbatti:
Rishi Kapoor had a thing for ‘agarbatti’, and used to carry a packs wherever he went. His favourite fragrance was Nag Champa.
8. Best Child Artist:
Mera Naam Joker is a 1970 Indian drama film, directed and produced by Raj Kapoor, and written by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas. The film stars Kapoor as the eponymous character, with Simi Garewal, Kseniya Ryabinkina and Padmini in supporting roles, and was also the debut of Kapoor’s son Rishi Kapoor who won the National Award for the best child artist.
Here is the glimpse of his acting:
9. Rumoured affairs:
It was rumoured that he had an affair with his Bobby co-star Dimple Kapadia. In fact, Rishi Kapoor, who is often in the news for his controversial tweets, wished Twinkle Khanna a happy birthday in the weirdest way possible. The actor, who diligently posts birthday wishes for other stars on his Twitter page, tweeted, “Happy Birthday dear one! You were in your mums tummy when I was serenading her in Bobby ” Aksar koi Ladka” In 1973 lol”.
10. Rishi Kapoor offered to quit ‘Kapoor and Sons’ twice:
The fans might be surprised to watch Rishi Kapoor as a barely recognisable 90-year-old in the upcoming film ‘Kapoor And Sons’ but the actor confessed that it was not a smooth ride and he even offered to quit the film twice. Actually, the noted actor did not agree to director Shakun Batra’s way of filmmaking as he could not emote the same expression repeatedly for several shots which Batra wanted from different angles.