‘He must have gone with a gentle smile’, Big B pens heartfelt note for late Rishi Kapoor

He recalled about the ‘confident and determined’ walk Kapoor had, which Bachchan never found in anyone else.

Written by May 1, 2020 11:01

New Delhi: Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan on Thursday dedicated his latest blog post to his late long-time friend and co-star, Rishi Kapoor.

It was the veteran actor who announced the news of the demise of his ‘102 Not Out’ co-star.

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In memory of the late icon, Big-B dedicated his latest blog post to him and shared a few lines from the post on Instagram late on Thursday.

The 77-year-old actor, alongside the note, shared an illustrational picture of Kapoor playing ‘Dafli’. The picture is a reference to the late icon’s famous song ‘Dafli Wale Dafli Baja’ from the film ‘Sargam.’

 

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… in Memoriam https://tmblr.co/ZwrX5vYFTdCL4y00 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 Raj ji’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 Raj ji at the end of the first floor corridor of make up 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 Raj ji .. 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 did .. 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 , he would bring out his playing cards , or at times pull out his rather complicated Bagatele 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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Sharing a few lines from his blog post as the caption, Bachchan wrote: “in Memoriam …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 Raj ji’s house ..” (Read Full Post here)

He recalled about the ‘confident and determined’ walk Kapoor had, which Bachchan never found in anyone else.

“When he spoke his lines, you believed every word of it .. there was never an alternative .. its genuineness was beyond question ..,” the lines further read.

He also wrote about how the late star during the time of his diagnosis and treatment would take it lightly and say: ‘see you soon, just a routine visit to the hospital .. I’ll be back shortly ‘

As he wrapped the post, Bachchan also revealed why he ‘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 …,” he concluded the post.

The two stalwarts had shared screen space several times, giving many blockbusters to Indian cinema like the iconic ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’.

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor was 67. (ANI)