Poonam Dhillon on Rishi Kapoor, the ‘most shining star of the Kapoor family’
Poonam Dhillon and Rishi Kapoor were a popular pair of the eighties. They starred together in around 10 films, notably Sitamgar, Yeh Vaada Raha, Zamana, Biwi O Biwi, Ek Chadar Maili Si, and Tawaif. Poonam Dhillon looks back at working with the late Rishi Kapoor, and is too shocked to express her grief.
‘I don’t think he was ready to go’: Poonam Dhillon
Poonam said, “It is difficult at this moment for me to even talk about Rishi. It is very painful to talk about him in the past tense. So many images of him are coming in my mind. He really was one of my favorite actors. Rishi really is one of the finest, most effortless and natural actors we had. All through his life he had this romantic and lover boy image. When I last met him, he was looking so good and nice. We would text each other on occasions like birthdays, Diwali, New Year and other festivals. I don’t think he was ready to go. I don’t think this is the perfect time. It must be so very traumatic for his children Riddhima and Ranbir. I can’t imagine what his entire family must be going through.”
Poonam says, “It is not an easy time to talk about him like this but he is really a person I would miss as a friend”
Poonam also said, “It is not an easy time to talk about him like this but he is really a person I would miss as a friend, as a co-star. He will always be immortal. Unfortunately, this is such a time that I can’t even go and meet his family, share their grief and pay my last respect to him. I am sitting alone at home and thinking about him.