Actor Rishi Kapoor cremated; Ranbir, Alia, Kareena, Abhishek Bachchan attend last rites
Mumbai/IBNS: Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor, who breathed his last earlier this morning, was cremated at Chandawadi crematorium at 4 pm here on Thursday.
Kapoor's wife Neetu Singh Kapoor, actor son Ranbir Kapoor were accompanied by other family members Kareena Kapoor Khan, Saif Ali Khan during the last rites.
Actors Alia Bhatt and Abhishek Bachchan, who are close to the Kapoor family, were also present.
Kapoor, who had stolen millions of hearts with his spirited screen presence and lover boy roles in the 1970s through the 80s, died at 8:45 am.
He was admitted in Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital on Wednesday. Rishi Kapoor was under treatment for cancer in USA earlier though it was assumed that he had recovered.
After his debut as hero in Bobby opposite Dimple Kapadia, his romantic pairing with his wife Neetu Singh Kapoor in several films of 1970s entertained the audiences of all ages. He went on to act opposite all leading ladies of Bollywood besides sharing screen space with other heroes of his time- from the legendary Amitabh Bachchan to Vinod Khanna and many more.
One of the successful Hindi film hereos exploding on the silver screen in the 70s, he had made his debut with Bobby in 1973 as a Bollywood lover boy a few years after playing a child artist in his father Raj Kapoor's film Mera Naam Joker.
Among other successful films include Amar Akbar Anthony, Sargam, Karz, Prem Rog, Chandni, Saagar, Ajooba, Damini - Lightning.
Post 2000, Kapoor with growing age had started doing supportive roles and he caught limelight once again with his acting in films like Fanaa, Namastey London, Love Aaj Kal, Patiala House.
In 2018, Kapoor reunited with his long-time friend and co-star Amitabh Bachchan in a Hindi film titled as 102 Not Out.
Some of his last films include Taapsee Pannu starrer Mulk and The Body which featured Emraan Hashmi in the lead role.
He had returned to India last September after almost a year under treatment abroad.