Zeba Bakhtiar remembers working with Rishi Kapoor

Updated 08 May, 2020 02:32pm

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The two starred 1991's Henna and had been in touch ever since.

The two starred 1991's Henna and had been in touch ever since.
The two starred 1991's Henna and had been in touch ever since.

Rishi Kapoor's death has had many from the entertainment industry remembering him.

One such person from Pakistan's entertainment fraternity is veteran actor Zeba Bakhtiar, who worked with Kapoor in 1991's Henna.

Upon Rishi Kapoor's passing, Bakhtiar had taken to Instagram to share a few pictures of the two from the movie.

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In an interview with Spotboye, she opened up more about working with Rishi and how she felt upon the news of his death.

"It's extremely shocking," shared Bakhtiar. "Just two nights before his death, I was speaking to Daboo [Randhir Kapoor] and he had told me Rishi is getting better."

"I was in touch with Rishi Ji. And before these mobile phones came into our lives, I used to call him on his land-line phone to wish him on his birthday and Diwali.... Also, [After phones] he used to me message whenever a film of Ranbir Kapoor released and I used to make it a point to go and watch it."

She revealed she last met him almost a decade ago when she visited India. She also spoke about what it was like to work with Rishi Kapoor in Henna, also speaking about the first day the two worked together.

Said Bakhtiar, "The first day I worked with Rishi Kapoor was for a screen shoot and a photo shoot for Henna. I was totally new and unfamiliar with everything, so I was very, very nervous. But he made it quite comfortable for me and encouraged me a lot, so much so that in just 48 hours, I felt like the Kapoor family, is my family."

"I consider myself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Rishi Kapoor. It was a tremendous experience working with him. I had always admired him as a hero and an actor. But having an opportunity to work with him was nothing less than a delight and an extremely profound learning experience."

She added, "He was one of the most through professionals I have worked with. He knew everything about his work which was meticulous. He made no compromise in his performances. And just being around him and watching him work was an education."