Ranbir Kapoor had said that he wanted him to be ‘friendly’ with his father Rishi Kapoor when he was growing up, reflecting the ‘formal’ relationship he shared with the late actor and his mother Neetu Kapoor Were ‘close’ with. He wrote for his father’s biography Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored gave a detailed account of the kind of relationship the father-son duo gave.
The Rockstar actor described his bond with Rishi Kapoor as “one of complete reverence”. Ranbir wrote, “I am closer to my mother. I think Dad shared his relationship with me with his father. And it is true that I never crossed a certain line with him. But there is no sense of loss or vacuum here. I sometimes wished that I could befriend him or spend more time with him. “
For Ranbir, the most precious thing his father gave him was his unconditional love for his mother Neetu. “He showed us by example that he was at the center of all our lives and our home. As the ups and downs of our lives, none of the ups and downs in our lives could really touch us, ”recalled Ranbir.
It was from Rishi Kapoor that Ranbir learned to respect his work. When she started her journey in Bollywood from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Saawariya in 2007, senior Kapoor gave her the ‘enthusiasm’ to work. “He had it in him to improve his craft, shopping for his costumes or checking the aspect every minute. He’s that kind of man; driven in great detail. It’s something I deeply admire.
The young actor also recalled how after performing similar roles for the first 20 years of his career, Rishi Kapoor reinforced himself and started experimenting with his roles in films in his second innings. Ranbir wrote, “He started having fun with his work. I had a childlike enthusiasm and a definite abandonment when it came to my approach to the roles. Again, this was done with great respect – his ultimate goal was always to excel at presenting him. “
Like many others, Ranbir was also an admirer of his father’s acting. He found her to be a ‘natural’ and a ‘natural’ actor. Praising his father, he wrote, “I don’t see anyone like Rishi Kapoor. There is a certain naturalness about him, a certain spontaneity. And he was like this before anyone else. Most actors of the earlier generation had a different style of acting, but my father was very natural and comfortable. “Furthermore, Ranbir believes that his father never let his physique diminish the way he performed,” Chandni, Deewana or Bol Radha Bol, or any of his in the 1980s and 90s For work, and you will see that, despite his weight, his attraction remained contagious. Now, with his second innings – Agneepath, Do Dooni Chaar, Kapoor & Sons, and others – my father in his first term was praised more than ever. And winning awards. Nothing can put a good actor down. “
While Rishi Kapoor made his place in the hearts of the audience with his acting and good style, some found the actor to be very honest. Ranbir agrees that his father “looks bold and flamboyant, but he is indeed a very reserved person”. Commenting on Rishi’s Twitter personality, Ranbir shared, “All I can say is, as long as he is honest and having fun, it is his privilege.” Social media is something very personal. Of course, he sometimes finds himself in a spot with his Frank speech, but I know he has no agenda and no hidden intent. My father is a straight arrow. “
Ranbir and Rishi spend a lot of time together as the senior actor undergoes cancer treatment. He said, “The time I spent with him in the last two years, before he passed away, while walking with him from the hotel to the hospital, while he was getting his chemotherapy, just walking in silence and being around him.” .. everything moved forward so fast. I don’t know whether I have actually coined words that affect me, professionally and personally, but I know that this is the biggest impact on my life so far, ”said Ranbir for months. His father later died.
Rishi Kapoor died on April 30, 2020, after a two-year-long battle with cancer.