NEWS: Kashmiri model Junaid Shah who shot to fame for being Ranbir Kapoor’s double has passed away. The 28-year-old Shah suffered a massive cardiac arrest at his home in Srinagar.
Kashmiri journalist Yusuf Jameel took to the social media platform, Twitter to share the news. He tweeted, “Our old neighbor Nissar Ahmed Shah’s son Junaid passed away due to massive cardiac arrest overnight. People say he was a lookalike of Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor.I say he was a big hope, strength & salvation of his ailing father and his mother & that of whole Kashmir. Magfirah!”
He further wrote, “I’m told 28-year-old Junaid Shah and his parents had about a month back returned home from Mumbai where he would do modelling and was also reportedly enrolled in @AnupamPKher’s school of acting. He had no history of heart ailment.”
In 2015, Ranbir Kapoor’s late actor father, Rishi Kapoor, had also expressed his surprise at the likeness of Shah to his son. He tweeted,
So much so, that Ranbir’s father and late actor Rishi Kapoor also tweeted in 2015, “OMG. My own son has a double!!! Promise cannot make out. A good double.”
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