“Family, friends, food and films remained his focus and everyone who met him during this time was amazed at how he did not let his illness get the better of him.
“He was grateful for the love of his fans that poured in from the world over. In his passing, they would all understand that he would like to be remembered with a smile and not with tears.”
Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan, who starred in several films with Rishi, was one of many to pay tribute to the actor, tweeting: “He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed!”(sic)
Rishi is survived by wife Neetu, son Ranbir Kapoor and daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni.