Rishi kapoor says Industry has not given veterans like Rakesh Roshan, Jeetendra their due; Ekta Kapoor gets emotional

Recently, veteran super star Rishi Kapoor gave a combined television interview with his loving wife and veteran star Neetu Singh in New York where he was undergoing treatment for his illness.

During the talk, he discussed about spending one complete year in the Unites States, watching the times of year transform, and also about the Hindi film industry and how the industry does not offer well known veteran stars their due.


While talking to media people, he stated, “Jeetendra my dear friend, Rakesh Roshan my dear friend, they have never been acknowledged. Bechare 50 saal se upar woh log kaam kar rahe hain aur kiya hai. Aaj nahi kar rahe toh kya hua but kiya hai and jo unka samaya hai (Poor guys, they worked for 50 years. So what if they aren’t doing it now. What ever they have done...), they have worked so much for this country. What about them?”

“And I am not bothered about myself. Jeetendra ne kitna...how much entertainment he has given this country,” he added.

Jeetu’s hard working daughter Ekta Kapoor, who is also a television and film producer, really got emotional after hearing Rishi’s kind words for her dad.


After this, Ekta made a special tweet, “Friends like these r gems! Rishi uncle on why dad or Guddu uncle never get acknowledged for their contribution to Entertainment ! Duaaas n love for this powerhouse of an actor and amazing friend! May he b healthy n happy always.”

Rishi Kapoor and Jeetendra have worked together in various Bollywood hits such as Sindoor, Ghar Ki Izzat, Dosti Dushmani and Ameeri Gareebi.

Rishi Kapoor has also acted with Hrithik Roshan’s daddy Rakesh Roshan in Aap Ke Deewane and Khel Khel Mein (which also had Neetu).

Rishi has been in the city of New York since September 2018. He is going through treatment for cancer. He commemorated his 67th birth anniversary on Wednesday.

He said that he is all set to come back to his home land soon.


Even Rakesh Roshan got diagnosed with cancer in 2018. He had a surgical procedure in the month of January, which his son and actor Hrithik Roshan confirmed went well.

Talking about Rishi’s cancer, Neetu stated that in the same talk that she was speechless.

“My first reaction was, obviously very bad, I was devastated, my kids were devastated. We didn’t know what to do. But then we thought to ourselves that this is it, we have to deal with it. Where he (Rishi) is concerned, he was in denial. For 4-5 months, he was not himself. I think when you start accepting that this is your issue, then you are stronger. I feel he is much stronger for the past, maybe 5-6 months,” she stated.

by Ricky Tandon | Wed, Sep 04 - 04:20 PM

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