- Rishi Kapoor remembered Kobe Bryant by posting a picture
- Lara Dutta also posted a throwback picture with Kobe Bryant
- Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash on Sunday
Bollywood celebrities expressed their grief on the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant on social media. Kobe Bryant, who won five NBA championships, died in a helicopter crash along with his daughter Gianna on Sunday. Stars like Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and others paid tribute by posting pictures of the late basketball player and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, who also died in the helicopter crash on Sunday. Some other actors shared throwback pictures with the late basketball player. Rishi Kapoor, on Monday morning, shared a throwback photograph of his son and actor Ranbir Kapoor on his Twitter profile. "Ranbir with the legend, the late Kobe Bryant," he captioned the post.
Rishi Kapoor revealed in his tweet that the aforementioned picture was taken during the shooting of the 2010 film Anjaana Anjaani in New York. The actor also revealed that Kobe Bryant gave Ranbir his shoes and autographed them for him. "Checked with Ranbir. Being an ardent fan of the game and Kobe himself, he was specially taken to watch a game Lakers vs New York Nicks at the Madison Sq. Gardens, NY. After the game he gave his shoes and autographed it for Ranbir. This was during Anjaana Anjani shoot in NY," tweeted Rishi Kapoor.
Take a look at Rishi Kapoor's post here:
Checked with Ranbir.Being an ardent fan of the game and Kobe himself, he was specially taken to watch a game Lakers v/s New York Nicks at the Madison Sq. Gardens,NY. After the game he gave his shoes and autographed it to Ranbir. This is during "Anjana Anjani"shoot in NY. https://t.co/o5qrbmEi4D— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) January 27, 2020
Lara Dutta too posted a memory in the form of a throwback picture on her Instagram profile. "Heartbreaking to wake up to news like this. He had no clue who this basketball loving Bollywood actress was, but he was warm, he was funny and he was inclusive. #RIPKobe #RIPGianna #NbaLegend," she wrote.
This is the post we are referring to:
The late basketball player was paid a musical tribute by Lizzo, Alicia Keys and Boyz II Men at this year's Grammy Awards, which were held in Los Angeles on Monday morning.
Coming back to Ranbir Kapoor - on the work front, the actor was last seen in the 2018 film Sanju (Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt's biopic). The actor will next be seen in Ayan Mukerji's fantasy trilogy Brahmastra co-starring Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Dimple Kapadia and Mouni Roy. The actor will also be seen in Shamshera, co-starring Vaani Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt.