The thespian talked about “the death of an elder celebrity vs death of a younger one”.
The tragic demise of two of the most celebrated actors in B-Town, Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor, has sent the entire country into a state of mourning. Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan, recently took to Instagram to pay tribute to both Khan and Kapoor, who passed away within a day of each other after their respective battles with cancer.
In the post on Instagram, Bachchan talked about “the death of an elder celebrity vs death of a younger one”.
“The death of an elder celebrity vs death of a younger… the grief of the latter more intense than that of the former… Why…? The younger more tragic?”
“Why the loss of the young seems more tragic than that of the older? Because you lament the loss of opportunity in the latter… unrealised possibilities,” wrote the thespian.
Irrfan, 54, lost his battle with a rare form of cancer and died in a Mumbai hospital on Wednesday. The actor was popular for his stellar performances in films such as “Maqbool”, “The Warrior”, “Paan Singh Tomar”, The Namesake”, “Jurassic World” and “Hindi Medium”.
A veteran of Bollywood with over 150 films to credits during his five-decade-long career, Rishi died on Thursday at HN Reliance hospital here after a two year long battle with leukaemia.
On Friday, Bachchan posted a video tribute to Rishi Kapoor.
The over five-minute-long black-and-white video features various stills from “102 Not Out”. Bachchan can be heard singing a rendition of classic song “Waqt ne kiya kya haseen sitam” in the background.
The megastar wrote in the caption, “Waqt.. Waqt ne kiya kya haseen sitam .. Tum rahe na tum, hum rahe na hum.”