Madhuri Dixit writes – “I had the opportunity of working with #Rajiv Kapoor in the film PremGranth. It was a difficult subject which he handled with great maturity though it was his first film. Remembering the wonderful moments we shared. My heartfelt condolences to the Kapoor family. RIP”
Rajiv, son of celebrated filmmaker-actor Raj Kapoor, died on Tuesday. He was 58. Neetu Kapoor, wife of late actor Rishi Kapoor, was the first to confirm the news on Instagram. She wrote “RIP” alongside a picture of her brother-in-law.
Brother Randhir Kapoor said Rajiv Kapoor died due to heart attack. “He passed away about 1.30 pm due to heart attack,” Randhir Kapoor told.
Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker was shattered to hear the news. He said it was heartbreaking that he won’t be there to witness the praise coming his way for his swansong Toolsidas Junior. This film, which also stars Sanjay Dutt, was to be his comeback film.
Sanjay Dutt had earlier tweeted: “Absolutely heartbroken to hear about the demise of Rajiv Kapoor. A soul gone too soon. My thoughts and prayers are with the Kapoor family in this difficult time. Om Shanti.”
Ashvini Bhave, who worked in Henna, which Rajiv had produced was quoted, as saying: “I am deeply saddened to hear that Rajeev Kapoor is no more. He was a talented actor and director, but above all, he was a kindhearted man and a pure soul. My heart goes out Kapoor family who have suffered many losses in recent times. My deepest condolences to the RK family. May his soul rest in peace.”