"2020 was quite a roller coaster!!!"
Neetu Kapoor reflected on 2020 and opened up on the death of her Bollywood actor husband Rishi Kapoor, calling the year “a roller coaster”.
Rishi Kapoor passed away in April 2020 at the age of 67 after a battle with cancer.
The actor was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2018 and had a year-long course of treatment in New York before returning to India in September 2019.
His brother Randhir Kapoor said that he was taken to hospital on April 29, 2020, after he complained of breathing difficulties.
However, on April 30, the actor’s family revealed that he had passed away. In a message, they said his life ended peacefully.
“The doctors and medical staff at the hospital said he kept them entertained to the last. He remained jovial and determined to live to the fullest right through two years of treatment across two continents.
“Family, friends, food and films remained his focus and everyone who met him during this time was amazed at how he did not let his illness get the better of him.
“He was grateful for the love of his fans that poured in from the world over.
“In his passing, they would all understand that he would like to be remembered with a smile and not with tears.”
His wife Neetu has now opened up about the death, revealing that she did not know where to turn. She also revealed her battle with Covid-19.
In an Instagram post, she wrote: “2020 was quite a roller coaster!!!
“When YOU left I felt like a deer caught in the headlights not knowing where to go.
“#jjj was cathartic at that time as it gave me something to look forward to!!! Then Covid happened.
“I could have never gone thru so much without my cuties… Thank you both for holding on #RnR #jugjuggjeeyo.”
She also included pictures of herself with Rishi, son Ranbir Kapoor and daughter Riddhima Kapoor.
On the work front, Neetu Kapoor will next be seen in Jug Jugg Jeeyo alongside Anil Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Kiara Advani. A portion of the film has finished filming in Chandigarh.
At one point, filming in the city had to be postponed after Neetu, Varun and director Raj Mehta contracted Covid-19.
Riddhima later took to social media to say that her mother had recovered.