Mona Kapoor, RIP: B-towners pray for her soul
Producer and mother of Ishaqzaade actor Arjun Kapoor lost her battle against cancer and her fellow B-towners are sad that she didn’t live to see her son’s debut film
It’s almost as if history is repeating itself in two different families. It happened to Sanjay Dutt and now it’s happening to Arjun Kapoor. Sanjay’s mother Nargis Dutt succumbed to cancer in 1981, a few days before Sanjay’s debut film Rocky was to hit the theatres. And now, Mona Kapoor has lost her battle against the same dreaded disease, as Arjun gears up for the release of his debut film Ishaqzaade. Mona had been suffering from cancer for several months now and had been undergoing treatment at Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai. Her close ones had been hopeful that she would recover. She had even posted a message on Twitter, “once more any1 asks hw I am I wl block them. U all knw I am in hosp n battlng stagr 3 multiple organs cancer. Kindly pray fr me. Thts all.”
Mona has produced television serials like Yug and Hera Pheri and is the CEO of Future Studios, but it was her warm personality that B-towners remembered when news of her passing away spread. B-town celebs expressed their grief on micro-blogging site Twitter. Amitabh Bachchan tweeted, “T 694 -Just heard the sad news of Mona Kapoor passing away … wife of Boney Kapoor, loved and admired by all .. prayers and condolences !!” Akshay Kumar said, “Extremely saddened to hear about the demise of Mona Kapoor, a very affectionate, supportive and positive human being. May God bless her soul and give strength to her family. RIP.”
Karan Johar posted, “Mona kapoor was one of the most gracious,dignified and loving human beings i knew…she felt only positivity for one and all…RIP ma’m…” Priety Zinta said, “R.I.P Mona Kapoor ! May her soul rest in peace. I did not know her personally, but I hear she was a brave woman of substance!” Divya Dutta tweeted, “Very sad! Some friends n well wshers make you strong wth their unconditional support!mona kapoor was one of them!true friend!always there..”Anupam Kher said, “Is God feeling insecure? He is calling all good people. Very sad to know about Mona Kapoor’s death. She was a very helpful & kind lady. RIP” Tusshar Kapoor posted, “Really sad to hear about the sudden demise of Mona Kapoor, she was a warm person who always wished me well!”
Minissha Lamba said, “R.I.P Monaji! You were a beautiful soul who only had kind words and positive action… An incredible woman of substance!” Shilpa Shetty said, “RIP Monaji,loved ure strength and eternally positive attitude. You will be missed. Condolences nd prayers to the Kapoor family ” Shekhar Kapoor tweeted, “Will always remember Mona Kapoor for her kindness and gentleness. Known her since she first met Boney Kapoor.” We at BollywoodLife hope that her noble soul rests in peace.
First Published: 12.04 PM IST 03.26.2012