Neetu Kapoor opened up on losing Rishi Kapoor on his death anniversary, says she had to keep herself ‘mentally occupied’
Late actor Rishi Kapoor’s wife Neetu Kapoor and daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni have shared Instagram stories on his death anniversary.
Rishi Kapoor died on this day in 2020 after his two-year-long battle with cancer. Memorizing him on his second death anniversary on Saturday, his actor wife Neetu Kapoor and daughter and jewellery designer Riddhima Kapoor shared posts on social media.
Neetu re-shared casting director Shanoo Sharma’s Instagram Stories on her page. Shanoo had simply posted a picture of Rishi and captioned it, “you,” along with an infinity sign. Neetu shared the post with a heart emoticon and hands joined in prayer emoji.
Riddhima Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor remembered Rishi Kapoor on Instagram Stories.
Riddhima also took to her Instagram Stories to share an adorable childhood picture of Rishi holding her in her arms, along with a heart emoticon.
Neetu is nowadays a judge on the dance reality show, Dance Deewane Juniors. She recently broke down when a contestant’s grandmother shared about her family’s connection with Rishi. The woman stated that her husband met Rishi in 1974 and the actor always supported her husband. As she sang the song Lambi Judaai in his memory, Neetu turned emotional and was seen choking up her tears.
Acknowledging the same, she said, “Rishi ji is not here but I meet someone every day and every day, someone reminds me of him. Everybody has some of the other stories with him. Somehow, somewhere, he is still connected to me.”
Neetu shared the video on Instagram on Saturday and talked about “losing a partner”. She captioned the post, “Today is two years since Rishi ji left us … loosing a partner of 45 years was difficult and painful at that time the only way to heal my heart was to keep myself mentally occupied .. Movie and television helped me achieve that. Rishiji will always be remembered and will stay in everyone’s heart forever.”
Rishi and Neetu’s actor son Ranbir Kapoor recently fulfilled his last wish by getting married to girlfriend Alia Bhatt this month. Neetu shared a picture of herself standing with Ranbir during his wedding function and captioned it on Instagram, “This is dedicated to Kapoor Saab, your wish has been fulfilled.” She also called Ranbir “chote kapoor saab” while sharing a picture of the bride and groom.
On the work front, Neetu is now making her acting comeback with Jug Jugg Jeeyo. The film, also featuring Anil Kapoor, Kiara Advani and Varun Dhawan, is all set to hit theatres on 24th June.