Rishi Kapoor: A journey from cute chocolate boy to villainous roles

    Rishi Kapoor: A journey from cute chocolate boy to villainous roles

    Rishi Kapoor: A journey from cute chocolate boy to villainous roles

    Veteran actor Rishi -kapoor/"> Rishi Kapoor is not less than his son Ranbir, in terms of charm, acting skills as well as approach to the mass audience. People still want to watch Rishi more than Ranbir, so what if he has donned negative characters for his films. The60-year-old actor has recently dealt with the journalists asking about Ranbir-Katrina relationship saying, “If he doesn’t have affairs now, when will he romance, at my age? Thank God , he doesn’t date men.”

    Rishi, who had a character shift from D-Day where he played Pakistan-based underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, was quite concerned about the audience’s response. While interviewing, he first asked, “Did you like my performance. I did, I said, but I found him more compelling as Rauf Lala, the drug lord, in theAgneepathremake, though the character lacked shades.” Another film that’s in the pipeline for release is Besharam that has brought the whole family together.Besharam directorAbhinav Singh Kashyap, aself-confessed Rishi Kapoor fan says, “I was the one to offer him the role of a cop for the first time in his career, butAurangzebcame out first.” The director further adds, “They are thorough professionals. All three used to come to the sets in separate cars. Rishiji would get ready in 15 minutes flat. He prefers to wrap up work by 7.30pm since he is particular about his morning walk.”

    Rishi Kapoor: A journey from cute chocolate boy to villainous roles

    Besharam casts Rishi andNeetu as Haryanvi cops while their son is portraying the lead and is aBesharam in the flick. Rishi has also associated with his friendSubhash Ghai after thirty-two years throughKaanchi. Ghai talks about his never ending approach, “He is a business magnate in love with guns, girls and guitar. It’s a negative character who is highly unpredictable but, nonetheless endearing.” Not only this, the former lover boy will also be working with hisAjooba co-starAmitabh Bachchan in Sudhir Mishra’s love storyMehrunnisa after21 years. Rishi opens up on the film’s story line, “Mehrunnisais about two old men who haven’t spoken to each other for 40 years following a fight over a girl whom they both loved.” We love Rishi Kapoor in every avatar and wish that god blesses him with the same fame as he used to have in the 70s and 80s.

    Updated: May 01, 2014 06:04 AM IST