Amitabh Bachchan On Why Death of a Younger Celebrity Hurts More

Amitabh explains why one death is more intense than the other.

Published02 May 2020, 02:17 PM IST
Celebrities
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The nation was left in shock when two brilliant actors, Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor, passed away just a day apart. While Irrfan Khan was 53 years old, Rishi Kapoor was 67. Amitabh Bachchan who has worked with Irrfan in Piku and Rishi Kapoor in many films, the last one being 102 Not Out, spoke about why the loss of one feels more intense than the other. He was also the first one to break the news of Rishi Kapoor’s death and posted a picture with both actors talking about why we grieve the younger actor more than the older.

He says,” The death of an elder celebrity vs death of a younger .. the grief of the latter more intense than that of the former .. why ..? The younger more tragic. Why the loss of the young seems more tragic than that of the older .. Because you lament the loss of opportunity in the latter .. unrealised possibilities “

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एक वृध लोकप्रिय जानी मानी हस्ती की मृत्यु vs एक जवान लोकप्रिय जानी मानी हस्ती की मृत्यु ; हमें जवान की मृत्यु का दुःख दर्द ज़्यादा , क्यूँ लगता है ; शोक की घड़ी ज़्यादा भारी क्यूँ लगती है ; दोनों ही अपनी अपनी जगह , क़ायम प्रचलित , लोकप्रिय , जानि मानी हस्तियाँ , फिर एक का शोक दूसरे से ज़्यादा गम्भीर क्यूँ लगता है । क्यूँकि , जो जवान था उसकी गुंजाइश की मृत्यु हो गई ; जो उससे सम्भावनाएँ बन सकतीं थीं , वो समाप्त हो गयीं । The death of an elder celebrity vs death of a younger .. the grief of the latter more intense than that of the former .. why ..? The younger more tragic Why the loss of the young seems more tragic than that of the older .. Because you lament the loss of opportunity in the latter .. unrealised possibilities

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“Why the loss of the young seems more tragic than that of the older .. Because you lament the loss of opportunity in the latter.”
Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh has been very close to actor Rishi Kapoor, and rushed to the hospital when he heard the news. However, he could not attend the last rites. His son Abhishek Bachchan was present with the rest of the family at the cremation site.

The loss of both the actors has affected thousands of fans worldwide, and has been a monumental blow to the film industry that lost two of its greats within a span of hours.

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