NEW DELHI: Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan has penned down an emotional tribute to late Rishi Kapoor, who recently died after battling leukemia.
The actor took to Twitter and wrote, “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,” SRK wrote.
Heartfelt condolences to the Kapoor khandaan. May Allah give you all the strength to deal with your loss. pic.twitter.com/GAZXPq3uRp
Khan further wrote, “On the first day of the shoot, he sat for my scene to finish after pack up. Then with that famously radiant smile on his face, he said, “yaar tujh mein energy bahut hai! (Dear you have a lot of energy). That day in my head I became an actor.”
Shah Rukh also mentioned how badly he will miss Rishi Kapoor’s gesture of patting his head every time the two met, “I will miss him for many things but more than all of them, I will miss him for the gentle pat on my head every time we met. I will keep it in my heart always as the ‘aashirwaad’ (blessings) that made me who I am today.”
Rishi Kapoor passed away at the age of 67 earlier on Thursday. He was battling leukemia for the past two years.
The Kapoor family in a statement confirmed, “Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8:45 am IST in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukemia. The doctors and medical staff at the hospital said he kept them entertained to the last.”