Alia Turned Into a Bridge For Riddhima & Rishi Kapoor:
During Rishi Kapoor’s funeral, Alia Bhatt was holding up her phone during the final rites so that his Daughter: Riddhima could see funeral rites of her father happening all in real-time through a video call.
Bollywood Veteran: Rishi Kapoor’s funeral was held in Mumbai on Thursday afternoon. His final rites ceremony was physically attended by wife Neetu Kapoor, son Ranbir Kapoor and his girlfriend Alia Bhatt, niece Kareena Kapoor Khan and her husband Saif Ali Khan, Abhishek Bachchan and a few others.
In all the pictures and videos of his funeral that are making rounds on the internet, Alia Bhatt, who is in tears, can be seen holding up her phone as if she is recording a video. As per a Times of India report, Alia was in a video call with Ranbir‘s sister Riddhima Kapoor, who could not make it to the funeral.
This wasn’t the 1st time for Alia. She had done a similar thing when Ranbir could not attend Krishna Raj Kapoor’s funeral back in 2018. She then made Ranbir a part of it through the video call.
Talking about Riddhima, she was permitted to travel from Delhi to Mumbai but could not make it in time for the funeral. She took to her social media platforms to pay her final respects to her father, as she wrote,
“Papa I love you I will always love you – RIP my strongest warrior I will miss you everyday I will miss your FaceTime calls every day! Until we meet again papa I love you – your Mushk forever” (sic). She shared a throwback pic with Rishi.
Rishi Kapoor breathed his last at 8:45 AM on Thursday, after being admitted to the HN Reliance Foundation Hospital on Tuesday night. Rishi had been fighting leukemia for 2 years and had reportedly recovered after receiving marrow treatment in New York. But, the actor was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday night after his health deteriorated.