When no big contemporary or star was present at the funeral of late Bollywood superstar Vinod Khanna, his co-star in a few films Rishi Kapoor lashed out at the new generation for being insensitive to the actor’s demise.
Sadly however, while the veteran actor’s words did have a momentary impact, it seems that Bollywood is still a long way from paying respects when needed. Rishi, however, made it a point on Thursday to be present at Reema Lagoo’s funeral. Aamir Khan who has been busy preparing for his role in Thugs of Hindostan managed to not only go to Reema Lagoo’s house but also attended the funeral with his wife Kiran Rao. His former wife Reena Datta was also present. Mahesh Bhatt, who has worked with Reema in Aashiqui and Najaayaz, and was doing a TV show Naamkaran, with her was also present.
“She was doing my show Naamkaran. And she was the heartbeat of that show,” he mentions. Kajol also made an appearance for her Kuch Kuch Hota Hai co-star. Sanjay Dutt, who gave out a sensitive statement about Reema Lagoo — the modern day Nirupa Roy — and talked of his bond with the actress, was still missing. When contacted, Rishi Kapoor said that he was busy in a shooting (of 102 Not Out) and could not comment.