Mumbai, February 9
Actor-director Rajiv Kapoor, son of celebrated filmmaker Raj Kapoor, died on Tuesday on account of coronary heart assault. He was 58.
Neetu Kapoor, his sister-in-law, broke the information on Instagram. She wrote “RIP” alongside an image of her brother-in-law.
Brother Randhir Kapoor stated Rajiv died on account of coronary heart assault. “He passed away about 1.30 pm due to heart attack,” Randhir instructed PTI.
Rajiv made his appearing debut with 1983 movie ‘Ek Jaan Hain Hum’, however made first look as a number one man in blockbuster ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’ (1985), which was Raj Kapoor’s final directorial enterprise.
He went on to characteristic in movies like ‘Aasmaan’, ‘Lover Boy’, ‘Zabardast’ and ‘Hum To Chale Pardes’.
Rajiv’s final movie as a number one man was 1990’s ‘Zimmedaar’. A lesser recognized face from the well-known Kapoor movie clan, he then made a change to manufacturing and route.
His first manufacturing was ‘Henna’ (1991), directed by brother Randhir. In 1996, Rajiv made his directorial debut with ‘Prem Granth’, starring Rishi Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit.
He additionally produced the Rishi-directed 1999 romance drama ‘Aa Ab Laut Chalen’.
In 2001, he married architect Aarti Sabharwal, however the couple divorced later.
Rajiv was the youngest amongst three brothers and two sisters – Randhir, Rishi, Ritu Nanda and Rima Jain. His eldest sister Ritu Nanda and brother Rishi handed away in January and April, respectively, final 12 months.
The actor was set to make a comeback to the display with sports activities drama ‘Toolsidas Junior’, starring Sanjay Dutt within the lead.
Produced by filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker and producer Bhushan Kumar and directed by Mridul, the film was introduced in December final 12 months.
Mourning Rajiv’s demise, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar stated she is “deeply saddened”. “I simply bought to know in regards to the passing away of the gifted actor Rajiv Kapoor, the youngest son of Raj Kapoor Sahab. I am deeply saddened by the information. Might his soul relaxation in peace,” Mangeshkar tweeted.
Director-producer Naved Jaffrey remembered Rajiv as somebody with “a pure coronary heart and a really good human being”. “Might his soul relaxation in peace, deepest condolences to the household,” Jaffery wrote on Twitter.
Actor-producer Tusshar Kapoor provided his condolences to the Kapoor household. “Unhappy to listen to of the passing away of Rajiv Kapoor! Might his soul relaxation in peace,” he tweeted.
Cine & TV Artistes’ Affiliation (CINTAA), a commerce union which takes care of the rights and welfare of its members within the leisure business, additionally expressed its condolences.
The late actor was a CINTAA member since October 1983, the affiliation stated on Twitter.
“Unhappy to listen to of the passing away of #RajivKapoor (Chimpu) ji ! Deepest condolences to the household! RIP,” producer Girish Johar tweeted.
Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh stated he was “devastated” with the information. “Devastated! One other huge loss to the household Folded fingers certainly one of my most favorite folks on the planet. Love him so so dearly. Do not keep in mind a Blissful Second with out him. Chimpu uncle we’ll miss you,” he wrote on the micrblogging web site.
Senior Congress chief and former Union minister Salman Khurshid remembered Rajiv as “some of the versatile” actors of his time.
“My heartfelt condolences to your entire Kapoor household. #OmShanti,” director Madhur Bhandarkar wrote. PTI
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