Film fraternity in Goa on Thursday condoled the death of veteran actors Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan stating that their death is a big loss to the film industry.
Goan film producer Damodar Naik said the death of the two actors is a big loss to the film industry and the entertainment Society.
"Irrfan Khan used to clearly express his views as a socialist. He created his own world, while Rishi Kapoor right from his initial days was an icon for the youth. Though both died of cancer, both fought tough battle against it to return. They were ambitious. There is a void created in the entertainment society with their death," said Naik.
Naik also said that though both were from different backgrounds, Kapoor was successful right from the beginning but Irrfan struggled as a theater artist to reach to this level to become successful.
Filmmaker Rajendra Talak said, "It is a big loss.. Two big actors.. Irrfan Khan who had just got recognition in the last 4-5 years and Rishi Kapoor who has reformed various roles right from a child artist to a grandfather on the screen. I have grown up watching Rishi Kapoor. The best actor Indian film industry has produced."
Talak said that dedication, discipline and getting involved in the character is something the newcomers in the film industry should learn from Rishi Kapoor.
Goan Actor Prashanti Talpankar said, "Irrfan Khan did not have that typical handsomeness, secondly he did not have a film background. According to me he brought in real acting in the Indian film industry. Consider any of his films, he becomes that character. Less dialogues but more expressions. He would become the character and not Irrfan Khan. He was sincere to his role."
"No matter what happens, you pick yourself up and move on is something which we should remember in case of Irrfan Khan," she said.