“I Never Visited Rishi Kapoor In Hospital”: Amitabh Bachchan Explains Why In Send-Off Post

“I Never Visited Rishi Kapoor In Hospital”: Amitabh Bachchan Explains Why In Send-Off Post


Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor in a still from 102 Not Out. (courtesy zeeaflamtv)

Highlights

  • Rishi Kapoor died in a hospital in Mumbai on Thursday
  • “He never ever lamented his condition,” wrote Big B
  • “I never wanted to see distress on his smiling cherubic face,” he added

New Delhi:

The most comprehensive memorial of Rishi Kapoor came late Thursday night from the co-star who knew him best – Amitabh Bachchan. Mr Kapoor died on Thursday morning in a Mumbai hospital after losing a battle with cancer. He was 67. When he died, Amitabh Bachchan twice posted and then deleted a tweet – after the second time, the tweet stayed deleted; it was clear that Big B, Rishi Kapoor’s most frequent co-star, was not yet ready to speak. At Mr Kapoor’s funeral held in the afternoon, the Bachchans were represented by Big B’s son Abhishek – the funeral was attended by only a very small group of family and friends to comply with the lockdown.

Much later came Amitabh Bachchan’s eulogy, shared on his blog and on Instagram with a stylized illustration of Rishi Kapoor playing the dafli, capturing an iconic moment from his 1979 film Sargam.

Rishi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan, 77, made movies like Kabhi Kabhie, Amar Akbar Anthony and, most recently, 102 Not Out together. In his post, Big B wrote about his earliest meetings with Mr Kapoor at the family home and at RK Studios; he wrote about Rishi Kapoor’s walk, his dialogue delivery, his ace lip-syncing and his killer sense of humour. Between takes, Rishi Kapoor would produce a pack of cards or a Bagatelle board, Big B wrote.

Amitabh Bachchan also revealed why he never visited Rishi Kapoor when he was in hospital. “I never wanted to see distress on his smiling cherubic face,” Big B wrote in his post, “But I am certain, when he went, he must have gone with a gentle smile.”

Rishi Kapoor did indeed make an exit that was typically him. A family statement after his death said that he had been his jovial and entertaining self to the end and that “he would like to be remembered with a smile and not with tears.” Amitabh Bachchan’s send-off for his boon companion of so many decades fits perfectly.

Read Big B’s full post below:

“I had seen him at his home, Deonar Cottage, Chembur, a young energetic, bubbly, mischief in his eyes Chintu, on those rare moments when I was privileged to have been invited to an evening at Rajji’s house. I would see him more often after, at RK Studios, when he trained as an actor for his film to be made, Bobby, a diligent enthusiastic youngster, ready to pounce onto every learning that came his way, in that famous large and legendary make up room of Rajji at the end of the first floor corridor of makeup rooms.

He had a walk that was confident and determined, a stride and style that was similar to that of his grandfather, the legendary Prithvi Rajji. A walk I had noticed in one of his earlier films, that walk… I never found it in any other.

We worked in several films together. When he spoke his lines, you believed every word of it. There was never an alternative, its genuineness was beyond question. And there has never been any other that could lip sync a song as perfectly as he would, never.

His playful attitude on set was infectious. Even in the most grave sequences he would discover that comedic spark and we would all just crack up. Not just on set, if you were with him at any formal event, he would find that little distractive light-hearted gem to expand on and lighten the situation.

When there was a time lapse as the shot got readied during a shoot, he would bring out his playing cards, or at times pull out his rather complicated Bagatelle board and invite others to play. A competition, not just for fun, a serious competition.

During his time of diagnosis and his treatment he never ever lamented his condition. It was always, ‘see you soon, just a routine visit to the hospital, I’ll be back shortly.’

Joie de vivre, the exuberant enjoyment of life, was a gene he inherited from his father, the Legend, the Ultimate Showman, the Iconic Raj Kapoor.

I never visited him in hospital, I never wanted to see distress on his smiling cherubic face. But I am certain, when he went, he must have gone with a gentle smile.”





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भारत ने 71 देशों के 60 हजार नागरिकों को उनके देश वापस भेजा


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विदेश मंत्रालय ने आज कहा कि 28 लाख हाइड्रोक्लोरोक्विन टेबलेट 25 देशों को मदद के तौर पर दी गई हैं. भारत अपनी अंतरराष्ट्रीय ज़िम्मेदारियों के प्रति कृतसंकल्पित है. दूसरे देशों में हमारे मिशन मेडिकल और बेस्ट प्रैक्टिस पर नज़र रखे हुए हैं.

विदेश मंत्रालय ने कहा कि पीएम मोदी ने कई देशों के नेताओं से बात की है. कई देशों ने भारत के तौर तरीक़ों और नागरिकों को सुरक्षित वापस भेजने की तारीफ़ की है. 71 देशों के 60 हज़ार नागरिकों को वापस भेजा गया है. पैरासिटामॉल की 19 लाख टेबलेट भी 37 देशों को दी गई हैं. ICMR और स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय इस मामले को देख रहे हैं.

विदेशों में फंसे भारतीयों को वापस लाने के सवाल पर मंत्रालय ने कहा कि देश में पूरा लॉकडाउन है. अंतरराष्ट्रीय फ़्लाइटें बंद हैं. हमें पता है बहुत भारतीय लौटने के इंतज़ार में हैं. लेकिन इस बारे में अभी कुछ कहना जल्दबाज़ी होगी. सरकार का ध्यान इस तरफ़ है. जब तक लौटने की स्थित नहीं बन जाती तब तक वे जहां हैं, उनका ध्यान रखा जा रहा है.

खाड़ी देशों से भारत विरोधी सोशल मीडिया संदेशों पर मंत्रालय ने कहा कि सोशल मीडिया का ग़लत इस्तेमाल किया जा रहा है. देशों के सम्बन्ध सोशल मीडिया के ज़रिए नहीं चलते. भारत के राष्ट्रपति और प्रधानमंत्री को व्हाइट हाउस द्वारा अनफॉलो करने के सवाल पर‬ कहा गया कि व्हाइट हाउस ने साफ़ किया है कि वह समय-समय पर अलग-अलग देशों के उच्च अधिकारियों को थोड़े समय के लिए ट्विटर पर फॉलो करता है ताकि उससे जुड़ी किसी सूचना को RT किया जा सके.



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Shah Rukh Khan’s Tribute To Rishi Kapoor, His First-Co-Star, Is Worth The Wait


Highlights

  • Rishi Kapoor, 67, died on Thursday in Mumbai
  • “I will miss him for many things,” wrote SRK
  • “Heartfelt condolences to the Kapoor Khandaan,” added SRK

New Delhi:

The best memory of Rishi Kapoor was saved for the last. Shah Rukh Khan shared his tribute for Mr Kapoor on Thursday night – by then, social media was a veritable tsunami of tweets and posts about the actor, who died in a Mumbai hospital on Thursday morning at the age of 67. SRK’s Rishi Kapoor story – from the first day of filming his very first movie, 1992’s Deewana – was definitely waiting for. “I was insecure about the way I looked and afraid that I was not talented enough. The thought of failing meant nothing though, because even if I failed I would have worked with the greatest actor I knew of – Rishi sahib,” SRK wrote. What Mr Kapoor told the young Shah Rukh Khan that fateful first day helped him become SRK.

“On the first day of shoot, he sat for my scene to finish after pack up. Then with that famously radiant smile on his face, he said, “yaar tujhme energy bahut hai! That day in my head I became an actor,” Shah Rukh Khan revealed in his post, “I will miss him for many things but more than all of them, I will miss him for the gentle pat on my head every time we met. I will keep it in my heart always as the ‘aashirwaad’ that made me who I am today.”

Read Shah Rukh Khan’s post here:

Deewana, co-starring Divya Bharti, was Shah Rukh Khan’s debut film. He would later reunite with Rishi Kapoor in 2012’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Divya Bharti, the top female star at the time, died tragically the next year.

Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan were among Rishi Kapoor’s visitors in New York, where he spent the better part of a year being treated for cancer. After SRK’s visit, Neetu Kapoor wrote on Instagram, To make people feel good about themselves is a rare quality! Shah Rukh is all of that his love care is so so genuine! Besides his amazing work I admire him as a very good and a real human being.”

Rishi Kapoor returned from New York last September. He was taken to hospital on Wednesday and died on Thursday morning. Mr Kapoor was cremated with only very few family and close friends in attendance because of the lockdown. He was “jovial” to the end and “would like to be remembered with a smile and not with tears,” the Kapoors said in a statement released after his death.





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सबसे अहम उद्योगों का इंडेक्स 6.5 फीसदी गिरा, मोदी सरकार का अब अर्थव्यवस्था को पटरी पर लाने के लिए जोर


पीएम नरेंद्र मोदी ने गुरुवार को अर्थव्यवस्था को लेकर महत्वपूर्ण बैठक ली.

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कोरोना वायरस (Coronavirus) संकट और लॉकडाउन (Lockdown) की वजह से अर्थव्यवस्था की रफ़्तार गिरती जा रही है. मार्च में आठ सबसे अहम कोर उद्योगों का इंडेक्स 6.5 % गिर गया. सीमेंट प्रोडक्शन 24 फीसदी से ज्यादा गिर गया है. अब मोदी सरकार (Modi Government) ने अर्थव्यवस्था को संकट से उबारने के लिए अर्थव्यवस्था में नया निवेश बढ़ाने  के लिए नई रणनीति तैयार करना शुरू कर दिया है. 

मोदी सरकार का जोर अब अर्थव्यवस्था पर है. प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी (PM Narendra Modi) ने आज एक ही दिन में दो महत्वपूर्ण बैठकें बुलाईं. यह बैठकें विदेशी निवेश बढ़ाने तथा कोयला व खनन क्षेत्र को लेकर बुलाई गईं. इनमें जो बात उभरी उसमें विदेशी निवेश बढ़ाने के लिए फ़ास्ट ट्रैक करने तथा घरेलू क्षेत्र को बढ़ावा देने को जरूरी माना गया. कोयला तथा खनन क्षेत्र में कोविड 19 की महामारी के मद्देनजर अधिक सुधार पर दिया जोर गया. ऑटो सेक्टर की समस्याओं को सुनने के लिए भी बैठक हुई. भारी उद्योग मंत्री प्रकाश जावडेकर ने ऑटो सेक्टर के दिग्गजों से मंत्रणा की. 

कोरोना वायरस संकट का साया अर्थव्यवस्था पर गहराता जा रहा है. अब उद्योग और व्यापार को लॉकडाउन से सीमित छूट देने की रणनीति तैयार करने में जुटी सरकार अर्थव्यवस्था को संकट से उबारने की तैयारियों में लग गई है.

गुरुवार को प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने वित्त मंत्री और गृह मंत्री के साथ बैठक करके फास्ट-ट्रैक मोड से ज़्यादा विदेशी निवेश लाने के साथ-साथ घरेलू निवेश को बढ़ावा देने की रणनीति पर चर्चा की. बैठक में बुनियादी सुविधाओं को बढ़ावा देने के लिए प्लग एंड प्ले मॉडल को बढ़ाने पर चर्चा की गई. इसके तहत डेवलपर्स को ऑक्शन के ज़रिए प्रोजेक्ट देने से पहले उन्हें ज़रूरी मंज़ूरी दी जाती हैं. 

गुरुवार को ही प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने कोयला और माइनिंग सेक्टर में आर्थिक सुधार के विकल्पों पर बैठक की. पीएमओ के मुताबिक बैठक में स्थानीय स्रोतों से खनिज पदार्थों की उपलब्धता बढ़ाने, एक्सप्लोरेशन बढ़ाने और इस सेक्टर में नया निवेश और मॉडर्न टेक्नोलॉजी के इस्तेमाल को बढ़ावा देने जैसे विकल्पों पर चर्चा की गई. फोकस इस सेक्टर में रोज़गार के नए अवसर पैदा करने पर भी था. 

लॉकडाउन की वजह से ठप पड़ी अर्थव्यवस्था को लेकर चिंता बढ़ती ही जा रही है. गुरुवार को वाणिज्य मंत्रालय ने आंकड़े जारी कर कहा कि मार्च 2020 में आठ कोर सेक्टरों का इंडेक्स मार्च 2019 के मुकाबले  6.5% गिर गया. कोयला को छोड़कर बाकी सभी सात कोर सेक्टरों में गिरावट दर्ज़ हुई है. सीमेंट सेक्टर में सबसे ज्यादा 24.7 % गिरावट आई है. जबकि नेचुरल गैस का प्रोडक्शन 15.2 % तक गिर गया है. 

उधर लॉकडाउन के नियमों में छूट के बाद अलग-अलग राज्यों में फंसे हुए मज़दूरों को निकालने का काम  तेज़ हो रहा है. स्वास्थ्य मंत्री ने गुरुवार को एनजीओ और सिविल सोसायटी संगठनों से इस काम को आगे बढ़ाने में मदद मांगी. 

देश में लॉकडाउन 24 मार्च को लगाया गया. साफ़ है आठ अहम उद्योगों में जो गिरावट दर्ज़ हुई है वो लॉकडाउन के असर को पूरी तरह से सरकारी आकड़ों में रिफ्लेक्ट नहीं कर रहा है. अप्रैल के जब आकड़े आएंगे तो ये गिरावट और बड़ी होगी.



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When Rishi Kapoor And Saif Ali Khan Recreated Main Shayar To Nahin – See Kareena’s Post


Saif Ali Khan and Rishi Kapoor in a still from Hum Tum. (courtesy kareenakapoorkhan)

Highlights

  • Rishi Kapoor died on Thursday in Mumbai
  • Kareena shared a snippet of ‘Hum Tum’ featuring Saif and Rishi Kapoor
  • Kareena captioned the movie clip with a heart emoticon

New Delhi:

Rishi Kapoor’s niece Kareena Kapoor shared a clip from the 2004 film Hum Tum and remembered her “Chintu uncle,” Rishi Kapoor. Rishi Kapoor, who battled cancer for two years, died on Thursday in a hospital in Mumbai. Kareena, in her tribute to Rishi Kapoor, shared a snippet of Hum Tum where Saif Ali Khan and Rishi Kapoor were seen singing the evergreen song Main Shayar To Nahin together. The song is originally from Rishi Kapoor’s 1980 blockbuster Bobby. Sharing the movie clip on her Instagram profile, Kareena captioned it with a heart emoticon. In a scene from the movie clip, Rishi Kapoor was seen introducing Saif as his son. Take a look at the movie clip shared by Kareena here:

In Hum Tum, Saif Ali Khan played the role of Karan Kapoor while Rishi Kapoor played the role of his father, Arjun Kapoor.

A few hours after Rishi Kapoor died, Kareena shared a throwback picture of “the best boys” she knows. The monochrome picture featured her dad Randhir Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor. “The best boys I know… Papa and Chintu uncle,” wrote Kareena.

The last rites of Rishi Kapoor took place in Mumbai on Thursday. Kareena, along with husband Saif Ali Khan and dad Randhir Kapoor, was present at the funeral of the late actor.

Rishi Kapoor, star of films such as Karz, Bobby, Amar Akbar Anthony and Khel Khel Mein among others, was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 after which he underwent treatment in New York for 11 months. He returned to India in September last year. He was admitted to the hospital twice in February this year.

Rishi Kapoor is survived by his wife Neetu, son Ranbir, daughter Riddhima and other members of the Kapoor family.





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“I Have Not Lost”: Irrfan Khan’s Wife Sutapa Sikdar Writes Emotional Farewell Note


Sutapa Sikdar shared this image. (courtesy sutapa.sikdar)

Highlights

  • Irrfan Khan died on Wednesday morning
  • The actor was buried at the Versova kabrastan in Mumbai
  • The actor was buried at the Versova kabrastan in Mumbai

New Delhi:

A day after Irrfan Khan’s death, his wife and writer Sutapa Sikdar shared an emotional farewell post for her husband on Facebook. Ms Sikdar posted a throwback picture of herself along with The Namesake actor and wrote: “I have not lost, I have gained in every which way.” Irrfan Khan, one of India’s most admired actors, died at the age of 53 in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Wednesday morning. He had been battling cancer and his health worsened after a colon infection. Irrfan Khan was buried at the Versova kabrastan in Mumbai on Thursday afternoon. Filmmakers Vishal Bhardwaj, Tigmanshu Dhulia and Abhinay Deo, who directed Mr Khan in Maqbool, Paan Singh Tomar and Blackmail respectively, were at his funeral.

Here’s what Sutapa Sikdar posted:

Just a day before the actor’s death, Irrfan Khan’s spokesperson released a statement: “Yes, it is true that Irrfan Khan is admitted to ICU at Kokilaben in Mumbai because of a colon infection. We would keep everyone updated. He is under doctor’s observation. His strength and courage have helped him battle and fight so far and we are sure with his tremendous willpower and prayers of his well-wishers, he will recover soon.”

Irrfan Khan, star of international films such as The Lunchbox and Life Of Pi, returned to Mumbai some months ago after surgery and treatment in London. Irrfan Khan is survived by his wife and two sons, Babil and Ayan.

Over a span of 30 years, Irrfan Khan’s starred in several critically acclaimed as well as commercially successful films. Maqbool, Haasil, Paan Singh Tomar, Haider, Pinku, Talvar and the Academy Award-nominated Salaam Bombay! are just a few of them. The actor who acquired a star status over the years, also featured in international projects like The Namesake, Life Of Pi, Inferno, Slumdog Millionaire and The Warrior among others. His last project was Angrezi Medium, co-starring Kareena Kapoor and Radhika Madan.

On Thursday morning, Bollywood lost another gem of an actor to cancer. Veteran star Rishi Kapoor died at a Mumbai hospital at 67. His funeral was attended by his Ranbir Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Abhishek Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Armaan and Adaar Jain.



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रैनबैक्सी के दो पूर्व प्रमोटर अदालत की अवमानना के दोषी, सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने याचिका खारिज की


रैनबैक्सी के पूर्व प्रमोटर मालविंदर सिंह और शिविंदर सिंह (फाइल फोटो).

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सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने  रैनबैक्सी के पूर्व प्रमोटर मालविंदर सिंह और शिविंदर सिंह को अदालत की अवमानना का दोषी ठहराने के फैसले को बरकरार रखा है. सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने उनकी पुनर्विचार याचिका खारिज कर दी. कोर्ट ने अपने नवंबर 2019 के फैसले की पुष्टि करते हुए कहा कि दाइची को मध्यस्थता अवार्ड का भुगतान न करने पर दोनों अदालत की अवमानना के दोषी हैं. 

नवंबर में सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने उन्हें सजा से बचने के लिए प्रत्येक को 1175 करोड़ रुपये देने का निर्देश दिया था. सिंह बंधुओं ने पुनर्विचार याचिका दायर की और शीर्ष अदालत से अपने फैसले पर पुनर्विचार करने को कहा था. 

कोर्ट ने कहा है कि पहले के फैसले में कोई कोई त्रुटि नहीं मिली है इसलिए याचिका खारिज की जाती है.



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Taapsee Pannu Remembers Rishi Kapoor As Only Co-Star Who Could Beat Her At “Being Brutally Honest”


Taapsee Pannu shared this photo (courtesy taapsee)

Highlights

  • Taapsee shared a throwback pic featuring Rishi Kapoor
  • “I’m sure I will meet him somewhere,” wrote Taapsee
  • “This hug shall be repeated with the same smile on our faces,” she added

New Delhi:

Rishi Kapoor was the only co-star who could “beat me in being brutally honest,” wrote actress Taapsee Pannu in a tribute post to Mr Kapoor, who died on Thursday after a long battle with cancer. He was 67. Taapsee was one of his most recent co-stars, in the film Mulk, which released in 2018, the year Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer. The picture that Taapsee shared with her post – from Mulk – is her favourite photo with Mr Kapoor. “Worked with his twice and the kind of brash, honest compliments this man gave have never left my heart and mind,” Taapsee wrote about Rishi Kapoor, famous for his plain speaking. “Even in his bullying there was so much love that one couldn’t help enjoy listening to him. The most entertaining stories came from him,” she added.

Taapsee Pannu also co-starred with Rishi Kapoor in the 2013 remake of Chashme Baddoor. “Sir, humaari hat trick reh gayi. I’m sure I will meet him somewhere and this hug shall be repeated with the same smile on our face,” she ended her post.

See Taapsee Pannu’s tribute to Rishi Kapoor here:

Directed by Anubhav Sinha, Mulk was one of Rishi Kapoor’s last films added to his legacy. The courtroom drama was critically acclaimed with Rishi Kapoor and Taapsee Pannu being singled out for their performances.

Rishi Kapoor is survived by his wife Neetu, son Ranbir, daughter Riddhima and other members of the vast Kapoor family. The Body and Jhootha Kahin Ka remain his last films, both of which released last year.





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