Filmmaker Rahul Rawail’s biography on Raj Kapoor is ready for publishing.
“It was actually writer-director Apurva Asrani who planted the idea in my head, It took three years of my life. There were other duties and responsibilities to be looked into. The lockdown during the Covid pandemic gave me the concentrated time to devote my energy to completing the book. Now it’s finally ready. My publishers will soon take a call on when to release the book,” says Rawail happily.
He started his career by assisting Raj Kapoor. “Everything I learnt about filmmaking came from Raj Saab. He was my guru and mentor. I’ve known Raj saab and his two sons very closely. I assisted Raj saab and then I directed Biwi Oh Biwi for the R.K. Films banner. I’ve been close friends with his sons Randhir and Rishi for decades. I’ve known the family very closely. I’m fascinated by his journey as an actor and a filmmaker. It’s this journey I wanted to write about.It’ was one of the biggest challenges of my career.”
Rahul Rawail first put his thought on Raj Saab in tapes then had them out down in book form.
“I don’t know how many readers out there want to know about Raj Kapoor. I am pretty confident there are many,” concludes Rawal.