In a saddening turn of events, the film fraternity lost a gem, as Rio Kapadia, a prolific actor known for his memorable roles in blockbusters like Dil Chahta Hai, Chak De! India, and Happy New Year, succumbed to cancer. His demise was confirmed by close friend, Faisal Malik.
Aged 66, Kapadia’s legacy spans numerous films and TV shows where he often shone in supporting roles. His impactful performances in Khuda Haafiz, The Big Bull, Agent Vinod, Kutumb, and Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke showcased his versatility and solidified his place in the entertainment industry.
The actor’s recent contribution to the screen was in the much-acclaimed series, Made in Heaven’s second season. Here, he essayed the role of Mrunal Thakur’s on-screen father in the second episode, leaving an indelible mark on the audience.
Grief has enveloped the cinema world and fans alike. The final rites to bid adieu to the cinematic legend are set for tomorrow at a crematorium located in Goregaon, Mumbai.
Behind the curtains, Kapadia was a family man, leaving behind his wife and two children. The film community and fans mourn the loss of such a talent, cherishing the memories and cinematic moments he provided.