Bollywood celebrities mourned the demise of veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who breathed his last in a hospital on Thursday. He was 67. In addition to other members of the film fraternity, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja also penned an emotional message for Chintu. Sharing a still from their 2014 film Bewakoofiyaan, Sonam wrote, “Rest in peace Chintu uncle.. All my love to you. I’m so sorry we all couldn’t say bye properly.”
Sonam and Rishi shared screen space for the first time in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra 2009 film Delhi 6. She also made her debut with his son Ranbir Kapoor in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya in 2007.
In 2010 however, Rishi Kapoor slammed Sonam for taking pot-shots at Ranbir on Karan Johar’s chat show Koffee with Karan. The actress who appeared with Ranbir’s ex-flame Deepika Padukone made some distasteful comments.
Karan asked Sonam what she thought of Ranbir when she said, “Ranbir is a great friend but I don’t know if he’s a great boyfriend. I have known Ranbir all my life and as a boyfriend, I don’t know, I mean, she (Deepika) did a great job hanging onto him for so long.” Deepika laughed and said, “Thank you!”. Later in the episode, Deepika said that she would like to gift Ranbir a pack of condoms and if she ever woke up as RK one day, she would like to go back to sleep. She also rated him the least on sex appeal.
In an interview with a tabloid, Rishi reacted on the same and said, “Well to put things in the right perspective, all I can say is that with both the girls it is a case of sour grapes. I have known Sonam’s father Anil for years. All I will say to the girls is: instead of doing all this concentrate on your careers. Why do you run shows that have so much gossip? I have done Koffee With Karan earlier with Neetu, my brothers and sister; there was great camaraderie and laughter on our show. We didn’t run anyone down. I don’t think you should encourage people to wash dirty linen in public. You will never see Ranbir running anyone down.”
“What can I say to Anil? Everyone is family here and these girls are like my children. I don`t want to get into fights involving my son`s friends. It just shows their (Deepika and Sonam) class. I would like to tell them to stop giggling all the time and instead grow up and behave maturely. They are there on the show because they are their father`s daughters and not because of their work! I would advise them to stop talking about their colleagues and running them down,” he added.
However, the two buried their hatchet in 2014 and starred together in Nupur Asthana’s Bewakoofiyaan featuring Ayushmann Khurrana.