The Sunday, 28th March, special episode of Indian Idol 12, centred on the legendary Rishi Kapoor, was graced by Neetu Kapoor on stage, and her children, Ranbir Kapoor and Riddhima Kapoor, albeit via video. Host Aditya Narayan, along with the trio of judges, Himesh Reshammiya, Neha Kakkar and Vishal Dadlani, were seen spending quality time with Neetu Kapoor while also exchanging some fun banter with Ranbir Kapoor and Riddhima Kapoor Sahni when they make their presence felt via video conference. The episode was a nostalgic ride for Neetu Kapoor as all the contestants paid tribute to her husband, the late Rishi Kapoor, with their songs.
For the first time, Neetu Singh Kapoor appeared on a show sans Rishi Kapoor, and she shared how nervous she was before setting foot on the Indian Idol stage. Later, she was seen cherishing some beautiful moments with Aditya Narayan, Neha Kakkar, Vishal Dadlani and Himesh Reshammiya. Neha Kakkar also put Kala tika on her during the shoot, and after that, receives a 'Shaadi ka Shagun' from Neetu Ji, since she recently married.
Further into the episode, Neetu Kapoor was blown away by the breathtaking performance of Danish and Nachiket on the songs, Bachna Ae Haseeno and Chookar Mere Man Ko, after which she revealed that she was Rishi Kapoor’s wing women and always helped him in impressing girls until they started dating. She also disclosed that Rishi Kapoor always found her very cute and sweet and that they used to call each other Bob, which was a special nickname they had given each other.
Neetuji also added how Rishi had proposed to her via a telegram, saying, “He was in Paris whereas I was shooting in Kashmir and suddenly I got a telegram from Rishi saying that he misses me and loves me.” Then came the biggest surprise of all when Neetu Singh confessed how she saw glimpses of Rishi Kapoor in Danish's performance, no doubt leaving the young singer simultaneously overjoyed and overwhelmed. “Today, in Danis's performance, I could see a glimpse of Rishi because even he used to perform like you with soul and heart. Even your looks are very similar to Rishi.”
We bet that Danish isn't going to ever stop regaling this anecdote to people for all eternity.
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