Priyanka Chopra remembers Rishi Kapoor: He was the keeper of our hearts


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By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |

Published: May 8, 2020 11:58:27 pm

Priyanka chopra rishi kapoor neetu photosRishi Kapoor passed away on April 30, 2020. (Photo: Priyanka Chopra/Instagram)

In a heartfelt note, Priyanka Chopra has remembered Rishi Kapoor as the man who could make fans go weak in their knees. The international star recalled working with the veteran actor in Agneepath and what set Rishi Kapoor apart from his peers and the Kapoor clan.Songs Lyrics 4 You

“From his first leading role in 1973’s Bobby, he was the keeper of our hearts, ushering in a new era of romance in Hindi movies. His effervescence and flamboyance instantly set him apart. He was a hero who could feel without being maudlin. He was mischievous, rebellious, passionate—and he made falling in love seem so easy and so within our grasp. What made Rishi Kapoor’s love different? It had all the passion of a Shakespearean hero with a generous dollop of innocence added in,” Priyanka wrote in a column on Time, sharing that Kapoor’s charisma was in his extraordinary smile.

The Sky Is Pink actor further recalled how the late star did not hesitate in experimenting with his characters in the later part of his career “taking on characters who were far removed from those of his earlier films.”

“I had the privilege of working with him in Agneepath, in which he played a fierce, no-holds-barred character, someone to hate rather than love. The versatility of this genial man will never be experienced again,” she added.

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Asserting that Kapoor influenced an entire generation of cinema lovers with his histrionics, Priyanka further wrote, “The loss of Rishi Kapoor is the end of an era for Hindi cinema, but his contribution to the world of films has been and will always be an inspiration for generations to come. To your beautiful family, Neetu Ma’am, Riddhima and Ranbir: the world grieves with you.”Songs Lyrics 4 You

Rishi Kapoor breathed his last on April 30 in Mumbai, after a prolonged battle with cancer.

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