Rishi Kapoor on Ranbir Kapoor, Twitter Trolls, Awards, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Many More


Rishi Kapoor is always straightforward when he’s being interviewed. It’s like he doesn’t feel the need to hide anything unlike his son, Ranbir Kapoor, who either speaks too much or gives WTF statements. Since Ranbir has become an actor, people want to know more about Rishi. In a way, he was being interviewed and he was in the news more. Still, he makes it a point to talk about how much he has achieved and talk a little about his work. It seems the only thing that keeps the Kapoors in the news is publicity. First it was Ranbir, then it was Ranbir and Deepika Padukone and now, it’s Ranbir and Katrina Kaif. Rishi talks about a lot here and about Ranbir, he talks of his career and what he handles for Ranbir in his career. Somehow we can’t help, but wonder what happened to the renovations that were supposedly going to happen at his house in Pali Hill? He mentioned that renovations were supposed to have started and that was a year ago. Unless he just said it to give a legit reason why Ranbir was moving out of the house to live in with Katrina Kaif. As it’s been a year and Rishi and his wife Neetu Singh are still living in their Khrisna Raj bungalow. Only they truly know! That said Rishi Kapoor is the male version of Jaya Bhaduri in the way they speak out honestly their minds! Check out the interview below.

Rishi Kapoor on Ranbir Kapoor, Twitter Trolls, Awards, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Many More


Rishi Kapoor on coming back to Twitter
My twitter account was dormant for almost 10 months till at various film shoots, I saw Anushka Sharma, Riteish Deshmukh and Abhishek Bachchan going bananas, tweeting. So I got infected. Tweeting is a fun thing for me.

Rishi on what his wife Neetu Singh feels about his tweets
At first my wife (Neetu Singh) would tell me to go easy, avoid ruffling feathers, but when her friends said they enjoy my tweets, she’s stopped ticking me off.

Rishi on the beef ban
Why can’t it be understood that we don’t rear cattle for food in India? And what do you think scores of Indians do when they go abroad and eat burgers from fast food joints?

Rishi on receiving backlash on Twitter about Ranbir
There have been tweets suggesting that Ranbir should disassociate himself from his girlfriend. Excuse me! Ranbir’s private life is his, just like my father never butted into my private life.

Rishi on fans of Salman Khan attacking Ranbir on Twitter
Fans of Salman Khan also snipe at Ranbir in favour of Salman.

Rishi on fans of Aamir Khan attacking him on Twitter
If as a senior, I gave a little bit of advice to Aamir Khan about feeling insecure in India, his fans fell like a ton of bricks on me. I’ve known Aamir ever since he’s a kid, as an elder and well-wisher it’s my right to offer him some words.

Rishi on whether he checks the film scripts offered to Ranbir
Contrary to popular opinion, I don’t scan the scripts offered to him. I’m his baap, not his secretary.

Rishi on taking care of Ranbir’s finance professionally
I’m his finance minister, Ranbir doesn’t have a head for money matters. So I do check out the financial aspects of his contracts.

Rishi on Ranbir proving himself as an actor
Ranbir’s proved himself as an actor on his own steam. He doesn’t need a merit certificate from me.

Rishi on Ranbir Kapoor‘s personal life
Why am I always being dragged into his private life? Okay but I’m not the sort to duck questions.

Rishi on Ranbir’s ‘Tamasha’
With Tamasha, I wouldn’t say that he has fully regained his market equity but for sure, the downslide caused by Bombay Velvet has stopped. Tamasha has evoked bipolar reactions, some have loved it and some have hated it, but his performance has been appreciated.

Rishi on Ranbir’s ‘Bombay Velvet’
Bombay Velvet was a suicidal mission.

Rishi on taking chances with the roles he chooses
He’s always taken chances. Barfii! and Rockstar worked. Then something conventional like Besharam fell flat. In Roy, he did an extended guest appearance since it was being directed by one of his friends.

Rishi on the roles he would like Ranbir to play
If you ask me, people want to see him in romantic films like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. In fact, I’d like to see Ranbir in the kind of movies I once did like Hum Kisise Kum Nahin, Doosra Aadmi, and when he’s maturer, Chandni.

Rishi on his mother Khrisna’s advice to Ranbir
My mother has told him, “Beta, why are you experimenting? You are so wonderful in love stories.

Rishi on his favourite Ranbir Kapoor films
Personally, I enjoyed his Ajab Prem ki Ghazab Kahani and Rocket Singh.

Rishi on the Kapoors not showing off
The Kapoors don’t like blowing their own trumpets. Judge us by our work and not by publicity.

Rishi on government awards
Today, I would most certainly not consider accepting the Padmashri title from the government. Actors and actresses, 25 years my junior, have already got Padmashris. The government, whosoever the ruling party may be, just doesn’t fancy the Kapoors. Do I have to become a fossil to be considered worthy of an award? Or do I have to wait to get it posthumously?

Rishi on senior actors getting awards from the government
Last year, uncle Shashi Kapoor received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award at the age of 76. Dilip Kumar has been given the Padma Vibhushan at the age of 93. Does it make any difference to them when they are ailing?

Rishi on getting awards
I’m working towards that goal myself. I’d like to be awarded purely for my work and I will be. I won’t lobby for awards.

Rishi on buying a Filmfare Award for my performance in Bobby
I have no hesitation in admitting that I was impetuous once. I had to buy the Filmfare Award for my performance in Bobby… why’re you looking at me like that? That’s not off-the-record.

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