Whatever’s Happening Is Good: Rishi, Neetu on Kashmir Situation
Rishi & Neetu are expected to return to India soon.
Veteran Bollywood actors, Rishi and Neetu Kapoor, have been stationed in New York city for the past 11+ months as Rishi undergoes medical treatment for his bone marrow problem. But even though the couple hasn’t stepped a foot on the Indian soil for nearly a year, they’ve kept up with everything going on back home.
In an interview with journalist Navika Kumar, Rishi and Neetu opened up about their sentiments regarding the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir. The couple collectively agreed that “whatever is happening [in Kashmir] is good.”
However, things are looking up and Rishi confirmed that he is expecting returning to India by early September.
Rishi also added, “Whatever is happening, it will be good. I want love, I want brotherhood, I want peace. Those are priorities. And things should be amicably solved.”
Both Rishi and Neetu also said that they did not fully understand politics, yet continued to comment on it. “I don’t understand politics but I am very proud of my country and very proud of our prime minister Mr Modi. Mr Modi is outstanding. I admire him, his guts, the way the country is running,” said Neetu.
For the couple, it has been a long stay in the USA. Due to treatment-related restrictions, they haven’t been able to step out of the city, let alone the country. However, things are looking up and Rishi confirmed that he is expecting returning to India by early September. Once he is back, he plans on getting back to work as it’s something he has missed for a while.
“When Ranbir used to come. Ridhima came and his sisters were here. The family support was so important. I tell all kids that be there for your family when they need you,” said Neetu.
During his time in New York, Rishi has kept himself from signing any new films. However, he does have one film that he was working on before moving to New York. So, once he is back, completing that film will be his first priority.
Though Rishi Kapoor’s medical condition and subsequent treatment were not painful at all, Rishi confessed that keeping his spirits up during the free time in between the treatments was quite a task. But it’s his family, well-wishers, and film fraternity that supported him throughout. “When Ranbir used to come. Ridhima came and his sisters were here. The family support was so important. I tell all kids that be there for your family when they need you,” said Neetu. She further added that she would post pictures on Instagram “just to keep the positivity going.” She even playfully called him the “Statue of Liberty.”
(With inputs from Zoom)
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