Last Update: April 30, 2023, 11:55 AM IST
The entire film fraternity was deeply shocked by the untimely demise of Rishi Kapoor in 2020. The veteran actor passed away after battling cancer for a long time. On his third death anniversary today, wife Neetu Kapoor took a trip down memory lane and shared one of her fondest moments with him.
She also penned a heartwarming note along with the picture, which read, “Remembered with all the wonderful happy memories you make every day 🌟🌸.” Not only Neetu, his daughter Riddhima Kapoor also delved into a bundle of unseen pictures with Rishi on his death anniversary. In the first picture, he wrote, “Love this picture.” The second picture reads, “I miss you everyday”. “And sometimes I scroll down the gallery just to see you smile,” read another.
After the demise of Rishi Kapoor, Neetu decided to return to work full-time. Last year, the actress made her comeback with Jug Jug Jio opposite Anil Kapoor. He shared in an interview given to News18. “I got a lot of offers in the past but didn’t accept them because my world was busy. Rishiji always kept me busy either in his travels or even at home. After he passed away, my kids asked me to do something and didn’t want me to sit idle at home. I never thought that I would return to films. When Karan (Johar) offered me the film, I asked him to recite the script. He called director Raj Mehta and when I heard the script, I loved my role and immediately agreed to do the film.
While she agreed to do the film, the actor revealed that it was a big challenge to face the camera after almost a decade. “When we started shooting for the film almost six months after Rishi ji passed away, my confidence was zero. Once I reached Chandigarh, I mustered up a lot of courage on my own to get into the character. Before every shot, I used to feel that I will falter, I will not give my 100 per cent, something will go wrong. I was very unsure,” she says, adding that working on the film helped her a lot.
Neetu also shared that her son Ranbir misses Rishi a lot. “His mobile screensaver still has Rishi’s picture on it. There are days when I see tears in his eyes but he remains strong. a story or an event about it. I feel somewhere he is still attached to me.