Rajiv Kapoor, actor-filmmaker and the youngest son of Raj Kapoor and Krishna Raj Kapoor passed away on February 10, 2021. The late actor’s funeral was held in the evening and elder brother Randhir Kapoor performed the last rites. Now, a few Kapoor family members took to their social media pages and announced that Rajiv’s chautha has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Celebs namely Neetu Kapoor, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and others posted the note on their Instagram pages.
The statement read as “Due to the current pandemic circumstances, there will be no Chautha held for the Late Mr Rajiv Kapoor for safety reasons. May his soul rest in peace. The entire Raj Kapoor family is a part of your grief too.”
Take a look below:
Rajiv Kapoor recently completed the shoot of his final film Toolsidas Junior starring Sanjay Dutt in the lead role. The film is produced by Ashutosh Gowariker.
In a statement, the ace filmmaker remembered Rajiv and said, “I was a great fan of Rajiv Kapoor, from his Ram Teri Ganga Maili days. It was a superb debut performance. I carried that memory with me for many years and then we connected quite a few times since Lagaan. And when an opportunity arrived in the form of my production of Toolsidas Junior, (which is directed by Mridul), I cast him in it.”
Ashutosh further shared, “It was really lovely to work with Rajiv. On sets, he was an absolute professional. And played the part with so much fun, dignity and ease.”