India captain Virat Kohli took to Twitter to share his anguish and pay homage to the departed souls. He wrote: "This is unreal and unbelievable. Yesterday Irrfan Khan and today Rishi Kapoor ji. It's hard to accept this as a legend passes away today. My condolences to the family and may his soul rest in peace".
This is unreal and unbelievable. Yesterday Irrfan Khan and today Rishi Kapoor ji. It's hard to accept this as a legend passes away today. My condolences to the family and may his soul rest in peace ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 30, 2020
Rishi Kapoor, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2018, died in a Mumbai hospital. He was 67.
Rishi, a third-generation actor of the famous Kapoor dynasty, is survived by his wife Neetu Kapoor, actor son Ranbir and daughter Ridhima.
On Wednesday, Irrfan died in a Mumbai hospital after a two-year fight with a rare form of cancer. He was 54.
Meanwhile, a picture of Irrfan and Rishi from D-Day is going viral on social media. In the movie, directed by Nikkhil Advani, Rishi played a gangster, Iqbal Seth Aka Goldman, based in Pakistan and Irrfan played the role of an undercover Indian intelligence officer Wali Khan.
The last time both were pictured together. India lost 2 big actors in just 24 hours. RIP ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ— Venus (Stay Home) Covid 19 (@VinasSmile) April 30, 2020
Two days in a row. We have lost another star.#RishiKapoor #IrrfanKhanRIP #RIPLegend pic.twitter.com/85IPBtZNVc
I think 2020 is unluckiest year for Bollywood & India. Two veteran actors are no more. Yesterday, it was #IrrfanKhan and today #RishiKapoor is no more. #RIPLegend— âÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ¡ á´ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂá´ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Éªá´ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂyá´ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ - êÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ±ÊÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÉªá´ á´ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂêÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ±á´ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂá´ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂá´ ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ¥ (@AdityaS_Indian) April 30, 2020
God please skip this year ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ pic.twitter.com/eECjzn1BXo
This void can't be fulfilled— Wings of Fly (@wingsoffly) April 30, 2020
When it comes to acting, we cinema lovers can only understand what these two gifted and supremely talented actors meant for us
They will be always in our memories. Feeling bad for my another fav actor Ranbir Kapoor
I never liked 2020..#RIPLegend pic.twitter.com/NFMdDo1OYs
Talking about his experience of working with Rishi, Irrfan had told Filmfare in an interview: "My cousin is his ultimate fan, though I have watched all his movies. I never thought I had it in me to be a Rishi Kapoor. He is hot liquid. He has worked on cultivating his craft so well and he is one of those stars you never have enough of, even if he is doing the same thing, movie after movie. I think that’s what makes his second innings so spectacular. He doesn’t have to be a star anymore, so he is having a blast being an actor."
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