Ridhima Kapoor

Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, daughter of veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who passed away on Thursday morning, has been given permission to travel to Mumbai by the Delhi Police to attend her father’s funeral. RP Meena, DCP Southeast, Delhi Police, tells us, “We gave permission around 10.45 am to five people to travel to Mumbai. We have contacted the family and will provide assistance. We have only approved movement passes. It is understood that as trains and flights are not operating, they will travel by road.”

A source close to the family told us, “Riddhima was trying to get permission to travel since Wednesday night, when she got to know that her father was hospitalized. She was very disturbed after getting the news since she was the closest to her father. We sent her messages in the morning when we got to know that Rishi Kapoor passed away, but did not hear from her. Some friends told us that she got permission to travel by road, but she was also trying to get permission to fly to reach Mumbai at the earliest.”

However, Srikant Kishore, DIG CISF, Delhi Airport, says, “We don’t have any such information yet that the family wants to fly to Mumbai from Delhi.”