Rishi Kapoor, who was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2018, passed away in a Mumbai hospital on Thursday.
His sudden demise has left the entire nation in shock. A leaked video of late actor Rishi Kapoor, as he fought for life in his last hours in the ICU has leaked online.
In the video that has been doing the rounds of social media, intensive care unit staff can be seen sneakily recording as the veteran actor struggles.
Hospital authorities on Rishi Kapoor’s leaked video
Reacting to such forwarded video clip, several celebrities called out the hospital for staff negligence.
Calling the video unethical, Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) President and filmmaker Ashoke Pandit took to social media to share the complaint letter to the hospital. He wrote, “@fwice_mum raises protest over viral video of #RishiKapoor ji in ICU at HN hospital.The video is unethical -without permission &violates fundamental right to live with dignity-privacy of a legend who lived a glorious & dignified life& loved ,regarded , held in high esteem by all (sic).”
@fwice_mum raises protest over viral video of #RishiKapoor ji in ICU at HN hospital.The video is unethical -without permission &violates fundamental right to live with dignity-privacy of a legend who lived a glorious & dignified life& loved ,regarded , held in high esteem by all. pic.twitter.com/zvQA0w9t9e
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) May 1, 2020
Now, the hospital authorities have taken to social media to post about the same. Their message read, “A Facebook post on the official page of the hospital read: “A message from Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital”s management. #RespectForLife. It has come to our attention that a video of one of our patients is surfacing on digital media platforms. At Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital, patient confidentiality and privacy is of utmost importance to us and we strongly condemn such actions. The hospital management is investigating the incident and strict action will be taken against the perpetrators.”
Rishi Kapoor had returned to India last September after undergoing treatment for cancer in the US for almost a year. In February, he was hospitalised twice. Kapoor’s death comes a day after actor Irrfan Khan’s demise.
Rishi Kapoor is survived by his wife, Neetu Kapoor, and children, Ranbir Kapoor and Riddhima Kapoor Sahni.