Rishi Kapoor is no more between us and that feels like a terrible truth to believe. And more than us, it’s his family and friends who are heartbroken by his demise. One such member of Rishi’s family and a dear friend to him is Amitabh Bachchan. The duo shared a beautiful bond and were like the chaddi buddies to each other.
On coming to know about his death, Mr. Bachchan shared a heartwarming post on his blog and on Instagram. The blog has an illustration of Rishi Kapoor playing the dafli, capturing an iconic moment from his 1979 film Sargam.
In the blog, Amitabh Bachchan went on to share his first meeting with Rishi Kapoor which was at his family home. Later he went on to describe about Rishi Kapoor’s walk, his dialogue delivery, his ace lip-syncing and his killer sense of humour. And if you have grown up seeing Rishi Kapoor’s work, you would believe each word pen in there.
The duo have worked together in films like Kabhi Kabhie, Amar Akbar Anthony and, most recently, 102 Not Out together.
In the post, Mr. Bachchan also revealed why did he never visit Rishi Kapoor in the 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.”
And if reports are anything to go by, he really did make an exit that suits his personality the best. A family statement revealed that he was joyful with the nurses at the hospital and the family. He also said that “he would like to be remembered with a smile and not with tears.”