- Vinod Khanna died on Thursday after battling cancer
- Amitabh Bachchan, his son Abhishek and Rishi Kapoor attended the funeral
- "Very very angry with today's so called stars," tweeted Rishi Kapoor
Here's what Rishi Kapoor posted:
Shameful. Not ONE actor of this generation attended Vinod Khanna's funeral. And that too he has worked with them. Must learn to respect.— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 27, 2017
Why this? Including mine and thereafter.When I die, I must be prepared.None will shoulder me. Very very angry with today's so called stars.— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 27, 2017
Yes it has been expressed earlier on social media my wife and Ranbir are out of the country. Would never had been reason not to be there— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 27, 2017
Mr Kapoor also added: "Angry. Met so many chamcha people last night at Priyanka Chopra's do last night. Few at Vinod's. So angry with them."
Priyanka Chopra, who recently returned to Mumbai after an extended stay in New York, had hosted a celebratory bash for the National Award hattrick of her film Ventilator.
Actor-filmmaker Kunal Kohli, who was at Priyanka's party but not at Mr Khanna's funeral replied to Rishi Kapoor's tweet: "I share your anger sir. I left the country in the morning. Found out as I boarded the flight. Shame today's stars didn't pay their respects."
@chintskap I share your anger sir. I left the country in the morning. Found out as I boarded the flight. Shame today's stars didn't pay their respects— kunal kohli (@kunalkohli) April 27, 2017
Exactly who Rishi Kapoor is referring to is unclear. However, Vinod Khanna's co-stars from among actors junior to him include everyone from the three Khans - Aamir, Salman and Shah Rukh - to Shatrughan Sinha's daughter Sonakshi. None of these actors were spotted at the funeral - some of them are out of town like Ranbir (SRK and Salman, who tweeted on Thursday, are both abroad) - and neither was Sanjay Dutt, a co-star of Vinod Khanna and son of Sunil Dutt in whose 1968 film Man Ka Meet Mr Khanna made his debut. Sanjay Dutt released a statement earlier in the day saying that "Vinod Khanna would always be family to the Dutts." It is not clear how many of the 'today's so-called stars' were in Mumbai on Thursday.
Filmmaker Karan Johar cancelled the Mumbai premiere of Baahubali: The Conclusion, which releases worldwide today, after Vinod Khanna's death. He said in a statement: "The demise has come as a huge shock to all of us. As a mark of respect for our dearly departed, the premiere event of Baahubali: The Conclusion is now cancelled."
Vinod Khanna was respected and admired for his work in films like Achanak, Hera Pheri, Haath Ki Safai and Muqqadar Ka Sikander. His best-remembered role is, perhaps, that of Inspector Amar in Amar Akbar Anthony.
He played the role of Salman Khan's estranged father in the Dabangg series. In his last film Dilwale, he played the father of Shah Rukh Khan and Varun Dhawan's characters. The film also featured Kajol and Kriti Sanon.