14th November 2020

Rishi-Ranbir Were Not Planning A Film Together

It is  very convenient  to attribute  intentions and words  to a dead  person, since he  isn’t around to contradict you. We now  have reports that  Rishi Kapoor and  his son Ranbir Kapoor were  considering being part  of  the Hindi remake   of  a  Gujarati film, Chaal Jeevi Laiye.

This  just can’t be  true . Rishi had  himself told this writer that after the  deplorable  debacle of  Abhinav Kashyap’s  Besharam, both father and son had taken a conscious decision to stay away from one  another on screen.

Rishi who was very upset with the way Besharam (and also Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet) had shaped  up said, “Ranbir will  always  have to go through this  unfair comparison with  me, just like Abhishek. That’s why I  don’t want  to play his father on screen. I  agreed  to do Besharam because we  were not playing  father and son.  But it  was  mistake.”

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Hope this  puts to rest all speculative stories  on  any proposed  project  bringing the Kapoor father and son together before his untimely death.

Now  that  the grief at  the loss  of Rishi Kapoor  is settling down  ,the question that a  lot  of  industry folks are  asking  is, what is  the family planning  in the way  of an  honour for the iconic star-actor?  Is his brother Randhir Kapoor or any other member  of  the family  planning  anything major?

“Not  Dabboo or  any  of his daughters(Karisma and Kareena). But  Chintu’s wife Neetu , son Ranbir and daughter Riddhima will definitely  do something  major in Rishi’s honour,” says a close  family friend.

 A  bio-pic, perhaps?

“Not a bio-pic, that won’t work.Who will play Rishi Kapoor? Nor Ranbir Kapoor, not after playing Sanjay Dutt(in  Raj Hirani’s  Sanju) . No ,  a documentary showcasing Chintu’s  journey is more like it. Right now there is  nothing concrete , though. The  family is  too close to the  tragedy,” says  the  family friend.


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