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Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan mourn the loss of co-star Rishi Kapoor

Other southern celebs like Chiranjeevi, Allu Arjun, Mahesh Babu and Ram Charan also take to Twitter to share their grief.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

The untimely demise of veteran Hindi film actor Rishi Kapoor on Thursday has sent shock waves across the nation. Several southern celebrities such as Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and Allu Arjun took to Twitter to share their condolences.

Kapoor breathed his last on Thursday morning at Mumbai's hospital. The 67-year-old was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 following which he was treated in New York for nearly a year. 

Actor Rajinikanth, who had shared screen space with Rishi Kapoor in the 1986 film Dosti Dushmani, wrote on Twitter: “Heartbroken. Rest in peace my dearest friend Rishi Kapoor (sic).”

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan, who had worked with the veteran in Saagar (1985), tweeted: “Can’t believe it. Chintu ji @chintskap. (Mr. Rishi Kapoor) was always ready with a smile. We had mutual love and respect. Will miss my friend. My heartfelt condolence to the family (sic).”

Telugu star Allu Arjun tweeted: “Grief-stricken by the demise of the charismatic actor Rishi Kapoor ji. A Versatile Performer who I always admired. An actor from a legendary family entertaining us for decades gone too soon. Condolences to the entire family (sic).”

Actor Chiranjeevi remembered Rishi Kapoor as a “great friend”. He tweeted: “Devastated to know Rishi Ji is no more. A great friend, a great artiste, heartthrob of millions. Carrier of a great legacy. Feel so heartbroken at this loss. Farewell my friend #RishiKapoor. Rest in peace (sic).”

Actor Mahesh Babu described the passing away of Rishi Kapoor as “yet another irreplaceable loss for Indian cinema.” Mahesh tweeted: “Heartbreaking to hear about #RishiKapoor sir. Yet another irreplaceable loss in our world of cinema... A complete entertainer and an incredibly talented actor. A true legend. My deepest condolences and strength to Ranbir and his family. May his soul rest in peace (sic).”

Ram Charan tweeted: “Heartbreaking to know that #RishiKapoor Ji is no more. Another stalwart of Indian cinema leaves us today. My deepest condolences and strength to the Mr. Kapoor's family (sic).”

Actor Vedhika Kumar, who starred alongside Rishi Kapoor in The Body (2019), wrote on her Twitter page: “Heartbroken hearing abt #RishiKapoor sir. Day b4 mom n me were watching Chandini n were admiring u. I feel so lucky to have gotten to meet n work with u sir. Thank u for all ur generosity n kindness. The world will never be able to replace u & ur talent. We will miss u. Rest in peace (sic).”

Pooja Hegde, who was last seen on screen in Ala Vaikuntapuramloo, tweeted: “Just cannot believe what I’m hearing. This is heartbreaking and absolutely bizarre. What’s going on! Another cinema legend gone too soon #RIPRishiKapoor Sending loads of love and light to the family in these tough times (sic).”