Rishi Kapoor rushes to Mumbai for Shashi Kapoor’s funeral


Rishi Kapoor, who was shooting in New Delhi for ‘Rajma Chawal’ cancels shoot immediately after he heard the news of Shashi Kapoor’s departure and took the next flight to Mumbai to attend his uncle’s funeral.  

"We are the airport looking at the flight schedule, and want to reach Mumbai at the earliest. We might go tonight or tomorrow morning," Shanti Malik, who works closely with the Kapoor family, told IANS on Monday evening.

Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor breathed his last at Kokilaben Ambani hospital at the age of 79. He was admitted to the hospital following chest infection. For a long time, Shashi Kapoor was suffering from age-related ailments. In 2014, the actor had a bypass surgery and since then the actor could not recover.

No sooner the news of his death spread, family members, friends and close ones rushed to his residence to pay their last respect. Last night, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Saif Ali Kahn, Kareena Kapoor, Boney Kapoor, Kajol, Rani Mukherjee, Vaibhavi Merchant and many more reached Shashi Kapoor’s residence to pay their last respect.

Shashi Kapoor’s son Kunal was by his bedside when his passed away. His daughter Sanjana and his younger son Karan also reached.

Shashi Kapoor’s funeral will take place today.