Farewell, Chintu Uncle: Read Priyanka Chopra’s Tribute To Rishi Kapoor

Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas penned down a heartfelt tribute for late actor Rishi Kapoor, calling him ‘the keeper of hearts, who ushered in a new era of romance in Hindi movies’. She called his loss the ‘end of an era’ in Bollywood.

His charisma was in his extraordinary smile, one that made his fans go weak in the knees. And when he danced, he made us all want to jump up and join him.

While the Kapoors are regarded as Indian cinema’s ‘first family’, Priyanka says ‘that never defined Rishi Kapoor’. “The son of the legendary Raj Kapoor, he forged his own path, building an illustrious career to create his own legacy”, she added.

Thanking the legendary actor for his ‘magic, memories and candid heart’, Priyanka Chopra Jonas told Rishi Kapoor’s wife Neetu Kapoor, daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni and son Ranbir Kapoor that ‘the world grieves with you’.

Read the full piece written by Priyanka Chopra Jonas for Time, here.

Superstar Rishi Kapoor breathed his last on April 30, after a two-year long battle with Leukemia. He is survived by his wife Neetu Kapoor, daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni and son Ranbir Kapoor.

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