Krishna Raj Kapoor, the wife of Bollywood’s showman Raj Kapoor breathed her last on Monday, October 1. Krishna was the grande dame of Bollywood’s first film family and was a highly respected woman in the Industry. To pay the last tributes, the who’s who of the film industry reached the Kapoor residence. Amongst those present at the funeral and attended the last rites of Krishna Raj Kapoor were Karan Johar, Rani Mukerji, Amitabh Bachchan, Ayan Mukerji, Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sharmila Tagore, Alia Bhatt and the Kapoor clan.
Members of the Kapoor family including Kareena Kapoor Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Babita Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor and Rima Jain were present. Those who missed the funeral included Ranbir Kapoor (who was not there in the country) and Rishi Kapoor (who was in the United States for his medical treatment).
While Ranbir was away from home, his girlfriend Alia Bhatt, who was there at the Kapoor residence, made sure to keep him informed of everything that was happening.
Alia could be seen supporting the Kapoor sisters and was keeping Ranbir informed as well. In one video that is now going viral on the internet, Alia could be seen Facetiming Ranbir so that he could be a part of the last rights of his grandmother.
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As the First Lady of Bollywood Krishna Raj Kapoor ji went to her heavenly abode, it was heart tugging to not see her favourite son Rishi Kapoor ji & grandson Ranbir during her final go. Apparently, Rishi-Neetu ji are in US for his treatment. Whereas Ranbir went to Abu dabi a night prior to his dadi's death! Here, Alia was trying to Face Time Ranbir whom she has saved as "RK", so that he could be a virtual part of the final rites of his beloved granny 😭But alas, the disconnection issues made it impossible! Karan & Abhishek asked her if it worked but she shakes her head disappointed 😞 I'm so proud of you jaan for carrying out your responsibilities with dignity & grace. For going to meet the Kapoor clan, spending time with them until the cremation, standing with them, supporting & solacing them at such a grieving hour ❤ Your just like your Dad, always there for people who need you! Bc as my daddy says "It is better to be there for someone who grieves, at a funeral than being at a wedding", I'm extremely proud to stan you 😭😻 Ofc, inhuman peeps would call it all a PR again but the cheap, rude comments under most media posts regarding Krishna ji's death are intolerable! If you can't respect a deceased soul, your no human. Let the family get their much needed peace at this phase of sorrow. Your harsh words aren't going to touch their vicinity 💫 But what confused and pressed me more is that the religious customs & rituals couldn't wait for Rishi sir & Bira to arrive and be part of the mourning 😫 It was so heartbreaking 💔 to know Bir is all there alone, probably guilty of leaving a night prior, when his colleagues & fam could attend the funeral. I hope no one goes through that guilt 😔😭 How badly I wanted his dadi to attend Bira's wedding & see him settled 😔 I send all my deepfelt condolences & prayers to the entire clan along with my Bir. She's irreplaceable but we can assure ourselves that she might have met her beloved husband up there 🌸 ❤🌠 #krishnarajkapoor #RIP #angelsdontdie #foreverremembered #condolences
Alia also supported the very emotional Riddhima Kapoor (Ranbir’s sister).
On the work front, both Alia and Ranbir will be seen in Ayan Mukerji’s ‘Brahmastra’, which also stars Amitabh Bachchan and Mouni Roy in major roles.