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Celebrities' Heartfelt Wishes for Rishi Kapoor on his 71st Birth Anniversary

Alia Bhatt's heartfelt tribute to her late father-in-law, Rishi Kapoor has taken the internet by storm today. Gangubai Kathiawadi's star, who is enjoying a vacation in New York with her husband Ranbir Kapoor and their daughter Raha, marked Rishi Kapoor's 71st birthday by sharing a touching photograph from their wedding album.

The image captures a beautiful moment from their Mehendi ceremony, where Ranbir Kapoor is seen holding a framed picture of his father, Rishi Kapoor, while they dance. Alia Bhatt penned a heartfelt message alongside the picture, saying, "He's always with us... always."

Neetu Kapoor’s tribute to her husband

Meanwhile, members of the Kapoor family joined in to extend their birthday wishes to the late actor. One particularly touching tribute came from his wife, Neetu Kapoor. The star of Jugjugg Jeeyo honored her late husband by creating a video montage featuring iconic scenes and videos of the actor. Accompanying the video, she kept the caption simple yet poignant, saying, "In loving memory."

The video offered fans a glimpse into the Bollywood journey of the late actor Rishi Kapoor, spanning from his early days in Bobby to his remarkable performance in Kapoor and Sons. She posted this video on her Instagram feed. The post garnered heartfelt responses from Alia Bhatt's mother, Soni Razdan, and her sister, Shaheen Bhatt. In her comment, Soni expressed, "We deeply miss you, Rishi."

On the 70th anniversary of her late husband, the esteemed actor Rishi Kapoor, last year, Neetu Kapoor posted an endearing throwback picture on her Instagram profile. The photograph appeared to be taken at a celebration, with Rishi Kapoor sporting oversized, stylish sunglasses, and Neetu Kapoor donning a colorful boa scarf.

Alongside the image, the veteran actress wrote, "Happy birthday," accompanied by a heart emoticon. Following her post, many of her colleagues from the film industry flooded the comment section with heart emoticons. Soni Razdan, Alia Bhatt's mother, and Anaita Shroff Adajania were among those who left their expressions of love.

In the previous year, Alia Bhatt took to Instagram to commemorate the anniversary of Rishi Kapoor's passing by sharing a precious throwback photograph. The seasoned actor had succumbed to cancer in 2020 after a lengthy struggle. The picture showcased Alia, her spouse, the actor Ranbir Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, and the late "Rishi Ji," all wearing beaming smiles as they posed for the camera. Alia Bhatt accompanied the image with a caption that conveyed, "Eternal... And, everlasting."

Wishes from Friends from the Industry

On the occasion of the veteran actor’s 71st birthday, his co-star from Agneepath, Sanjay Dutt also shared a touching tribute. In his post, Sanjay Dutt posted a picture featuring himself alongside Rishi Kapoor and Rishi's son, Ranbir Kapoor. In the heartfelt caption, Sanjay Dutt expressed his deep admiration for Rishi Kapoor, describing him as more than just family.

He praised Rishi for being a remarkable actor and an exceptional human being. Sanjay fondly recalled Rishi's infectious laughter, captivating stories, and genuine nature that brought them all together. He acknowledged the emptiness left by Rishi's passing but emphasized that the warmth of his memory continues to keep him alive in their hearts. Sanjay Dutt concluded by expressing how much he misses Rishi Kapoor.

Rishi Kapoor's co-star from Aap Ke Deewane, Rakesh Roshan, paid tribute to the actor and his dear friend on this significant occasion. Sharing a cherished throwback moment, he expressed, "Chintu, I miss you, my friend. It's September 4th, let's celebrate!"


Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with leukemia, a form of blood cancer, and valiantly fought the disease for two years. Sadly, he succumbed to it on April 30, 2020, at the age of 67. During his battle with cancer, he had also undergone treatment in New York before returning to India.

Edited By:

Mariyam Qureshi


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