"It is saddening that she could not see her daughter's debut film. My heart goes out to the entire family," Kapoor told ANI.
The 65-year-old actor said that he had worked together with the late actress for over 10 years.
It may be noted that both the actors had shared screen space in several movies of the 80's and the 90's.
Earlier in the day, the completion of post-mortem analysis revealed that the 54-year-old Indian actress died of accidental drowning in her hotel room's bathtub, after suffering a dizzying spell.
The body was reportedly sent for embalming and her mortal remains will depart for India after the completion of necessary paperwork.
Meanwhile, celebrities and fans have been visiting the Mumbai residence of Anil Kapoor, brother-in-law to the actress, awaiting the arrival of her mortal remains. (ANI)