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Shah Rukh pays tribute to Rishi Kapoor, recalls working with him in 'Deewana'

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan Has Shared Fond Memories Of Working With Rishi Kapoor In His Debut Film, The 1992 Romantic Thriller "Deewana".

PTI | Updated on: 30 Apr 2020, 11:08:19 PM
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Shah Rukh pays tribute to Rishi Kapoor (Photo Credit: File Photo)

New Delhi:

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has shared fond memories of working with Rishi Kapoor in his debut film, the 1992 romantic thriller "Deewana".The 67-year-old actor, who acted in over 150 films during his five decade long career, died on Thursday at HN Reliance hospital here after a two-year long battle with leukaemia. He was cremated at the Chandanwadi crematorium in the evening.

The 67-year-old actor, who acted in over 150 films during his five decade long career, died on Thursday at HN Reliance hospital here after a two-year long battle with leukaemia. He was cremated at the Chandanwadi crematorium in the evening.

"As a young man entering the daunting world of films, I was insecure about the way I looked and afraid that I was not talented enough. The thought of failing meant nothing though, because even if I failed, I would have worked with the greatest actor I knew of - Rishi Sahib.

"As a young man entering the daunting world of films, I was insecure about the way I looked and afraid that I was not talented enough. The thought of failing meant nothing though, because even if I failed, I would have worked with the greatest actor I knew of - Rishi Sahib.

He said he met Rishi a few months ago and thanked the senior actor for accepting "me in that movie, he had no idea how he had encouraged me". "Few men have the capacity for grace as he did, fewer still have the large heartedness of feeling genuine happiness for the success of others. I will miss him for many things, but more than all of them, I will miss him for his gentle pat on my head every time we met.

"I will keep it in my heart always, as the 'Ashirwaad' that made me who I am today. Will miss you Sir, with love, gratitude and immense respect...forever," Shah Rukh concluded the statement.

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First Published : 30 Apr 2020, 11:08:19 PM