Randhir Kapoor On Losing His Brothers: ‘Had A Dominant Fear About Rishi's Health; Rajiv Was The Son I Never Had'

In a recent interview, Randhir Kapoor opened up about the loss of his brothers - Rishi Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor. He stated he feels his ‘two hands are gone.’

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Randhir Kapoor On Losing His Brothers: ‘Had A Dominant Fear About Rishi's Health; Rajiv Was The Son I Never Had'
The Kapoor family lost both Rishi Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor last year, making the past year quite difficult for the entire Kapoor clan, especially for Randhir Kapoor. He lost his brother Rishi Kapoor to cancer in 2020 and his younger brother Rajiv Kapoor in February this year. In a recent interview, Randhir bared his heart out and opened up about the loss of his brothers. The veteran actor stated that he feels that his ‘two hands are gone.’

While speaking with Yahoo! India, Randhir Kapoor reflected on his relationship with his brothers and mentioned that the past year has been quite tragic for him. “This has been the saddest period of our lives – losing two brothers within a period of nine months. We’ve always remained a close-knit family contrary to whatever the general perception. We brothers were also best friends. We didn’t necessarily have to go out and meet anyone. We were happy amongst ourselves. We would drink, we would fight, we would make-up. We attended office together,” he was quoted as saying.

Randhir Kapoor also revealed that after Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer, he lived in constant fear, worrying about his health. But, he never thought that Rajiv Kapoor will pass away so suddenly.

He added that he feels particularly sad about Rajiv as he did not taste the success as his brothers did. Revealing that he and Rajiv lived together in their Chembur bungalow, he said, “I feel particularly sad for him as he didn’t achieve much success. Though his Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985) was a blockbuster.”

Calling Rajiv the “son he never had”, Randhir Kapoor said, “It’s genuinely a huge loss for me. I remember him as a great guy, extremely talented, a loyal friend and brother. I will miss him forever.” Also Read: Indian Idol 12: Randhir Kapoor Gets Teary-Eyed While Remembering Late Brothers Rishi Kapoor And Rajiv Kapoor; Says ‘I Hope They're Happy'

The senior actor also spoke about losing their iconic RK Studios to a fire in 2017. He shared that he feels sad about the fact that he doesn’t have any memorabilia left of Raj Kapoor, due to the fire. “I don’t even have a single award of Raj Kapoor's. Nor a single photograph of his youth. Thousands of posters and photographs were kept in the publicity department… all were destroyed in the fire,” Randhir further said.

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