Now, it’s no secret that Rishi Kapoor isn’t one to hold back his thoughts. He doesn’t let possible backlash or criticism sway him and always speaks his mind.
The actor demonstrated this yet again while talking about his son, Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor’s career recently. Rishi unabashedly blasted film-makers Anurag Kashyap and Anurag Basu for giving Ranbir unsuccessful films likes Bombay Velvet and Jagga Jasoos.
In an interview with The Huffington Post, the Hum Tum star said, “Anurag Kashyap…with Bombay Velvet…You give him so much money, he literally didn’t know what to do with it. Jagga Jasoos was such a bad film, such a bad story. It was absolutely rubbish! I questioned Ranbir and he said, ‘Papa, the man who gave me Barfi…how could I question him… I thought he’d be responsible enough.”
Talking about the hard work Ranbir has put into Sanju, Rishi previously said, “I’ve seen that boy coming to the house and not eating, then working out and putting on weight for the bulked up Sanjay and then losing it all for the lanky one. And that boy has worked really hard for the film. People do not really understand the amount of labour that is gone into it.”
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The Bollywood veteran also opened up about his relationship with Ranbir. “I’ve always maintained a very formal relationship with him. I was never the backslapping type because that’s how my father was with me,” shared Rishi. “It was out of love, affection, and respect. Ranbir didn’t see a lot of me in the house while growing up because I was a very busy actor and Neetu was running the place.”
Rishi will soon be seen in director Anubhav Sinha’s Mulk, a film based on communal prejudices. It also features Taapsee Pannu.
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