Rishi Kapoor’s sudden demise has left the entire nation in a state of shock. The veteran actor’s close friends are still trying to come to terms with his sudden demise. Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan who is one of closest friends of Rishi ji shared that he broke down after Ranbir shared the news of his father’s death. Roshan even shared that instead of him consoling Ranbir, he comforted him.

The pain of losing your closed ones is unexplainable. Rishi was one of Rakesh’s close pals from the industry. Naturally he was devastated by the sudden demise of his friend. Speaking about the fateful morning when he received the news of Rishi’s death, Rakesh told Mid-Day, “I woke up this morning to a message from a friend, asking if Rishi Kapoor was all right. When I called Dabboo (Randhir Kapoor), his number was busy. That’s when my heart sank and I instinctively knew something was wrong. Then I rang up Ranbir who shared the news. It was so shocking that I started crying on the phone. Instead of me consoling him, Ranbir comforted me. He has been a pillar of strength to his father.”


Reminiscing the last time he met Rishi before lockdown was announced, Rakesh said, “(In 2018), our cancer diagnosis came months apart — his in August, and mine in December. But we both fought with a smile on our face. He was always brave and full of life. When I met him in March before the lockdown, Chintu(Rishi), Neetu and I reminisced about our good old days.”