Rishi Kapoor and Rakesh Roshan have been shut associates for 45 years. Rakesh is understandably shaken by the suddenness of his pal’s dying.
“I met him final on March 15 over dinner. Solely Chintu (Rishi), his spouse Neetu and I have been there, and we chatted for almost three hours. We mentioned one another’s well being.”
Rakesh Roshan himself has come out of a most cancers part. “I’m hundred % cured, touchwood. Chintu requested me why I didn’t begin a brand new movie. I instructed him I’ll wait till September when my remaining medical exams will occur. I’d fairly wait till I’m totally positive. Well being comes first. And that is what I instructed Chintu additionally.”
The truth is Rakesh Roshan blames Rishi Kapoor’s journey to Delhi in February for his well being relapse. “Each had most cancers, although completely different varieties. I’m conscious of how infection-prone we’re. So when Chintu instructed me about his plans to go to Delhi in February for a marriage I suggested him towards it. However he nonetheless went, and had a relapse there. Once I met Chintu he admitted he ought to’ve listened to me and that he made a mistake by going to Delhi.”
Rakesh reveals how admitting his errors got here simply to Rishi. “He was short-tempered and impulsive and sometimes regretted what he mentioned. We each have our good and dangerous factors and our friendship lasted so lengthy as a result of we accepted one another with our faults. We had no ego points between us. Chintu would remorse what he mentioned or did after which apologize the following day. I used to be additionally fast to apologize to him once I erred. That’s why we remained so shut.”
Trying again on their distinctive friendship Rakesh Roshan says, “We first met after we labored collectively within the musical Khel Khel Mein. We hit it off immediately. We had a lot in widespread. That’s when our skilled and private affiliation started. Irrespective of how busy we acquired we might meet 3-Four instances every week. A friendship requires dedication and time to final.”
Rakesh remembers many holidays of the 2 households collectively. “We went on many holidays collectively Chintu, Neetu, Ranbir, me, my spouse Pinky, Duggu (son Hrithik Roshan) and Susanne. These instances won’t ever return. However the recollections will stay with me. I discover it onerous to consider that Chintu is gone. I really feel he’s nonetheless with me that he’ll name any second. Sadly I couldn’t attend his final rites due to my very own well being situation.”
Absolutely cured of most cancers Rakesh Roshan is taking no possibilities. “I eat effectively, sleep effectively, and train every day.I hope to begin my new movie after September.”