Akshay Kumar on Rishi Kapoor's demise: Feels like we're in a nightmare

Published: 30 April, 2020 10:57 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away on April 30, 2020, after a battle with leukaemia. His Namastey London co-star, Akshay Kumar, paid tribute to him on Twitter.

Rishi Kapoor; Akshay Kumar
Rishi Kapoor; Akshay Kumar

It's another dark day for Indian cinema. Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away this morning, April 30, 2020, after a long battle with leukaemia. He was 67.

Akshay Kumar, who worked with Kapoor in Namastey London and Patiala House, took to Twitter to express shock and sorrow at Kapoor's passing. He wrote, "It seems like we're in the midst of a nightmare... just heard the depressing news of #RishiKapoor ji passing away, it's heartbreaking. He was a legend, a great co-star and a good friend of the family. My thoughts and prayers with his family."

It truly feels like a nightmare of the worst kind, one we can't seem to wake up from. Indian and global cinema has lost a true doyen of the art, and the loss has hit us hard.

Yesterday, the brilliant Irrfan Khan, too, left us after battling neuroendocrine cancer for two years. He was 53.

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