Huma Qureshi calls her D-Day co-stars Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor 'rare gems' in condolence post

Huma Qureshi, who shared screen space with actors Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor in 2013 film D-day has shared a tribute for the both.

FP Staff April 30, 2020 17:29:35 IST
Huma Qureshi calls her D-Day co-stars Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor 'rare gems' in condolence post

Huma Qureshi, who shared screen space with actors Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor in 2013 film D-day, spoke about their passing and has shared a tribute for the both.

(Also read on Firstpost: Rishi Kapoor passes away: Director Nikkhil Advani remembers the veteran actor and working with him in D-Day)

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away today at 67 after a two-year long battle with leukaemia. He was admitted to Mumbai's HN Reliance Hospital on Wednesday after he complained of breathing issues.

Irrfan Khan passed away on 29 April 2020, aged 53, of colon infection. He had been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour in 2018, and had spent months for his treatment in the UK.

Read Qureshi's tweet here

Quershi in her tweet writes, "Thank you life for allowing me some time in the presence of these legends. Standing in their shadow. Looking at them in wonder."

Also read on Firstpost — Rishi Kapoor passes away: The quintessential Bollywood star danced, sang and charmed his way into a million hearts

Kapoor returned to India last September after undergoing treatment for cancer in the US for almost a year. A statement from Kapoor's family read, "He remained jovial and determined to live to the fullest right through two years of treatment across two continents. Family, friends, food and films remained his focus and everyone who met him during this time was amazed at how he did not let his illness get the better of him."

Meanwhile, Khan admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Tuesday due to colon infection. The actor's health suddenly deteriorated as a result of which he needed immediate medical attention.

(Also read on Firstpost: Lessons from Irrfan Khan: Wait for your turn – if you are sure it will come, chances are, it will)

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