Hrithik pens an emotional note for Irrfan & Rishi

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Hrithik Roshan pens emotional note on Rishi Kapoor's death: Thank you for being blatantly honest

Source: India Today
Date: May 2, 2020

Hrithik Roshan remembered Rishi Kapoor after the latter's demise and wrote a heartfelt note. He thanked the late actor for pointing out his mistakes and always encouraging him.

Hrithik Roshan on Friday penned a long note for Rishi Kapoor thanking him for supporting him throughout his career. The actor shared an old photo of himself with Neetu Kapoor and the late actor and wrote that the veteran actor had been a constant source of encouragement for him.

The actor wrote that he felt amazing to think that Rishi Kapoor liked his work. He added, "Even your love had so much energy that I had to stand at attention every time you called.. I don’t think I have ever in my life been able to continue sitting down when you spoke to me. Every time dad called and said 'Chintu uncle just saw your movie and he is calling you', I used to get up, heart palpitating and start walking around in the room, preparing myself for the deluge of love and reprimand mixed so genuinely together in your own inimitable way that it was difficult for an observer to distinguish which was which (sic)."

He wrote that Rishi Kapoor supported and encouraged him since childhood and didn't shy away from shouting at him to tell the importance of hard work in one's life. He wrote, "You gave me strength at my weakest moments. It felt so god damn amazing to think that Rishi Kapoor liked my work. That it made me believe in myself (sic)."

Hrithik then thanked the late actor for honestly pointing out his mistakes. He added, "Thank you for every time you picked up the phone and took the effort, thank you for repeatedly pointing out my mistakes, thank you for that consistent support and encouragement chintu uncle, there will never be any actor or human like you. Thank you for being my childhood, for literally shouting out loud into my ear drums about the importance of hard work. And for being so blatantly and ridiculously honest that it made me believe every single word you ever said. I and the world and everyone you touched and inspired is going to miss you. So so much (sic)."

Hrithik Roshan shared screen space with Rishi Kapoor in Zoya Akhtar's 2009 film Luck By Chance.

Hrithik's father, Rakesh Roshan, shared a close bond with Rishi Kapoor. The two veteran actors were friends since their early Bollywood days and used to party together along with other friends, including Jeetendra and Prem Chopra. Rajesh Roshan and Rishi Kapoor worked together in films like Jhoota Kahin Ka (1979), Khel Khel Mein (1975) and Aap Ke Deewane (1980). Roshan also directed Rishi in 1987 film Khudgarz.

Rishi Kapoor breathed his last in Mumbai's HN Reliance Hospital on April 30. His last rites were performed at Chandanwadi Crematorium in Mumbai, in the presence of just a few family members, including Ranbir Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor. Rishi Kapoor's daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni couldn't attend the funeral.



Hrithik Roshan Condoles Irrfan Khan's Death, Says 'I Will Miss You'


Source: Republic World
Date: 29th April, 2020
By: Kunal Gaurav

Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan called Irrfan Khan 'a rare human being' after the talent powerhouse breathed his last at the Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Mumbai on April 29. Taking to Twitter, Hrithik said that he just had a couple of conversations with Irrfan but had a tear in his eyes while writing the message.

‘I had not more than a couple of conversations with you Irfan but I have a tear in my eye as I type this .You were a rare human being. I will miss you. Thank you for showing me what being authentic truly means. RIP.’

Outpouring of grief

The untimely demise of Irrfan Khan has caused an outpouring of grief and Bollywood celebrities are extending their condolences to the actor's family. Irrfan had announced in 2018 that he was suffering from neuroendocrine tumour, a type of cancer. He was under treatment in the UK before his return to India last year. 

Irrfan had shot to fame with Mira Nair's Academy-nominated Salaam Bombay in 1988. The turning points in his career, however, were the critically acclaimed roles in Haasil and Maqbool at the start of the millennium. Irrfan Khan had won the National Award for his work for Paan Singh Tomar. He was known for his numerous other acclaimed works in films like Haasil, Maqbool, The Namesake, The Lunchbox, Talwar, Piku and Hindi Medium that fetched him numerous awards.