Krishna Raj Kapoor was the favourite of everyone in the family. While she treated all her children grandchildren husbands and wives with equal warmth, her second son Rishi Kapoor and Rishi’s son Ranbir held a special place in her heart.
It therefore seems horribly unjust that neither Rishi nor Ranbir could attend the last rites of their beloved mother/grandmother.
While Ranbir is outside India shooting for his best friend Ayan Mukerjee’s Brmahastra, Rishi had to leave suddenly for medical treatment.
Both father and son are deeply wounded by this twist of fate.
Says a source very close to the Kapoor family, “Chintuji(Rishi) was very reluctant to leave as his mother was not keeping well. But once the medical tests came he had no choice but to leave immediately. There was no way he could return for his mother’s last rites.As for Ranbir, Ayan offered to halt shooting in Bulgaria . But Ranbir didn’t want to disrupt the schedule. He had to console himself with the video of the funeral procession that his girlfriend Alia Bhatt sent him.”
The Kapoors plan mammoth memoriam events for Krishna Raj Kapoor.
This writer can vouch for Rishi’s closeness to his mother. Once when I asked him to speak about her on Mother’s Day Rishi had shot back, “Why should I speak on how fond I am of my mother on one particular day? She’s special to every day.”