SunstarTV Bureau: ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’ movie lead actor Rajiv Kapoor passed away on Tuesday. He was 58.
The confirmation has done by his sister-in-law Neetu Kapoor who took on Instagram to share the sad demise of the noted actor.
Sharing a photo of the actor, Neetu wrote, “RIP”.
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Several celebrities from Bollywood industry mourned over the demise of Rajiv Kapoor.
Singer Lata Mangeshkar wrote on Twitter, “Mujhe abhi pata chala ki Raj Kapoor sahab ke chote bete, guni abhineta Rajiv Kapoor ka aaj swargwas hua. Sunke mujhe bahut dukh hua.Ishwar unki aatma ko shanti pradan kare yehi meri prarthana. (I just got to know that Raj Kapoor’s youngest son and talented actor Rajiv Kapoor passed away. I am very sad. May his soul rest in peace)”.
Mujhe abhi pata chala ki Raj Kapoor sahab ke chote bete, guni abhineta Rajiv Kapoor ka aaj swargwas hua. Sunke mujhe bahut dukh hua.Ishwar unki aatma ko shanti pradan kare yehi meri prarthana.
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) February 9, 2021
Rajiv Kapoor made his acting debut with 1983 movie Ek Jaan Hain Hum. He gained recognition with his father’s last directorial Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985). Some of his other memorable films include Aasmaan (1984), Lover Boy (1985), Zabardast (1985) and Hum To Chale Pardes (1988). But soon Rajiv, also addressed as Chimpu, moved to film direction and production.
In 1996, Rajiv directed Prem Granth which featured his elder brother Rishi Kapoor in the lead role along with Madhuri Dixit. He ventured into production with Brother Randhir Kapoor’s directorial Henna in 1991 and also produced Aa Ab Laut Chalen (1999). But after this, Rajiv took a break from Bollywood, and it was only last year that his comeback to the movies was announced.
The actor was set to make a return to movies after 28 years with Ashutosh Gowariker’s Toolsidas Junior. The film was announced in December 2020 with Sanjay Dutt in the lead role.