Posts tagged Rishi Kapoor
He will be part of this classic film along with his dad Rishi Kapoor
DNA (May 21, 2013)
Rishi Kapoor and his son Ranbir are getting ready to step into Rishi’s grandfather Prithiviraj and father Raj Kapoor’s roles in Awara. And with the remake, the Kapoors’ home banner RK Films would be revived. Rishi lets out the big secret plan with Ranbir, “Besharam was the testing ground for the two of us together onscreen. We would now like to do something deeper. A remake of my father’s Awara is on our minds. And in all likelihood we will be doing it for our banner RK Films.” Rishi won’t direct the neo-Awara. “No thanks. Direction is a thankless job. I don’t want to get into that space at all. I am very comfortable and happy as an actor. I am having a ball.”
Rishi is currently going through the most fruitful phase of his entire 44-year career as an actor. He quips, “It’s intentional. I wanted to prove myself as an actor. Log bol rahen hain ke Ranbir Kapoor achcha actor hai. Yeh bhool gaye ki Rishi Kapoor bhi actor hai. They say Ranbir is Raj Kapoor’s grandson. They’ve forgotten the a generation that came in-between. Hello, knock knock… I am not going away anywhere yet. I didn’t want Ranbir to be called a chip off the old block. I wanted that I should be known as a chip off the new block. Today loads of work is coming my way. I’m at liberty to pick and choose.”
Besides acting, Rishi also enjoys being on ‘face-time’ with his grand-daughter. “If I raise my voice calling her name she More >
Rishi Kapoor on having a blast in his second innings and why Ranbir did not want to be the next SRK
Chandrima Pal (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 20, 2013)
Almost all your life, you played a romantic lead. It is easy to be liked when you are the affable one in the story, but how do you make an out and out negative character strike a chord with the audience? This question came to my mind for the first time when I did Bol Radha Bol. It was a double role, where the bad one was more likeable than the good. The trick was with my image, my looks. The audience thought I was the naughty one. But you can’t use the same yardstick for Agneepath. It was not the chocolate boy hero being the bad one. And in Aurangzeb, I play a very different negative character – not the butcher or pimp of Agneepath. But a corrupt man who would do anything to achieve his goals. He is bad, the kind of person we read about every day, involved with some scam or the other. And hence, more relatable.
Do you enjoy your work all the more now that you don’t have to conform to a certain image or carry the burden of box-office success? Absolutely! I am enjoying the best phase of my career now. Different characters, different films… romantic, comic, villainous… I have been experimenting with my look, my wigs, moustaches…
You seem to be having fun… Well, I owe that to myself and my fans. Goddammit! For 25 years, I only sang songs in my films. Right now, it is time to act! That’s why I was never taken seriously as an More >
Jigar Shah (MID-DAY; May 13, 2013)
Madhuri Dixit has done an item number in the upcoming film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani with Ranbir Kapoor. Over a decade ago, Madhuri matched steps with Ranbir’s dad Rishi Kapoor in Yaraana and Prem Granth. Here’s an ode to these timeless actresses who managed to romance both father and son on the big screen…
MADHURI DIXIT: Rishi and Ranbir Kapoor were not the only fathers-on jodi that Mads got to romance. In Feroz Khan’s 1988 film Dayavan, she was paired opposite Vinod Khanna. At that time, Madhuri was 20 and Vinod 42 but their sensuous song together, Aaj phir tumpe, became a rage. Nine years later, Madhuri was paired opposite Vinod Khanna’s son Akshaye in Mohabbat which was directed by her then manager Rakesh Nath’s wife Reema.
DIMPLE KAPADIA: Sunny Deol and Dimple Kapadia came together in 1984 with Manzil Manzil. Later, Dharmendra acted with Dimple in Mast Kalandar in 1991 and, in fact, both of them even had a kiss in their next film Dushman Devta which also released in 1991.
SRIDEVI: This is a rare case when an actress worked with the son first and then the father. In 1990, Sridevi worked with Dharmendra as his lead in a film called Naka Bandi. Earlier in 1989, Sridevi worked with Sunny Deol in Chaalbaaz. In fact there are five other films in which Sridevi and Dharmendra were seen together.
RANI MUKERJ: It was 2001 when Rani Mukerji and Abhishek Bachchan worked for Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai. They later did films like Yuva, Bunty Aur Babli More >
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; May 13, 2013)
Rumy Jaffrey, who is remaking the 1982 film Shaukeen, has finally found the three actors for his project. Anupam Kher, Paresh Rawal and Annu Kapoor will be stepping in the shoes of Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt and A K Hangal who featured in the original.
However the actor who will reprise Mithun Chakraborthy’s role has yet to be ascertained.
Our source said, “Rumy was very keen to cast Rishi Kapoor for one of the roles and Rishi was keen to do it. However his dates were clashing with Sudhir Mishra’s Mehrunnisa so he had to opt out.” Jaffrey says, “Yes, I have finalised Anupam, Annu and Pareshbhai for the three key roles. They are brilliant actors and I am glad that I have them in my film. I am yet to cast the girl as I want her to be extremely beautiful and talented as there are so many men who would be showering their attention to her.” About Rishi Kapoor’s casting he says, “I was keen to sign him but he had date problems. I hope to work with him in the future.”
Reticent Arjun Kapoor opens up about missing his mother, his relationship with Sridevi and about his envy for Anil Kapoor…
Jigar Shah (MID-DAY; May 9, 2013)
Arjun Kapoor, currently taking baby steps into filmdom, is confidently gearing up for his second film after his debut in Ishaqzaade. In a candid chat with Hitlist, Arjun talks of matters close to his heart..
Your second film’s title, Aurangzeb, is a historical character’s name. How good (or bad) were you in history as a student? (Laughs) As a young boy, I was very good in history. My mother used to be really happy with that. But Aurangzeb is not a period film. I would to play a historical character from the contemporary Indian history, the political scenario of the ’ 70s, ’ 80s and ’ 90s.
In your debut film you were a solo hero but in your next, you have three other heroes — Prithviraj, Rishi Kapoor, Jackie Shroff. Is there a fear of being one in the crowd? Competition kahan hoti hai? A film needs actors. We all are playing characters and all these actors bring credibility to the film. Seeing them as competition is a very small way of seeing things.
Did you feel extra comfortable with Rishi (Kapoor) and Jackie (Shroff) who have been friends of your family? There was no ice to be broken with them, I know them since I was a kid. I would touch Chintu uncle’s (Rishi Kapoor) feet. He would tell me ‘Tu Boney ka beta hai aur Ranbir ka dost.’ With Jaggu dada, I would go to their house for Tiger’s birthday, hang out with him More >
By Subhash Ghai (BOMBAY TIMES; May 5, 2013)
Last week, while I was shooting my film Kaanchi in Uttaranchal, I experienced one of the most magical moments of my life — the mystic mountains, mesmerising music, colourful dancers and a passionate young crew. But what thrilled me the most was the performance of my heroine Mishti, who is playing the title role. It reminded me how excited I was while working with newcomers Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi Sheshadri in Hero in the 80s. I realised that I’m at my best when I work with young talent as it’s a challenge for me. When they give good performances and the audience goes gaga, making them overnight stars, I feel like I’m on a high. They move on in life and I look forward to more fresh talent. At such times, I feel I’m a filmmaker in the truest sense. The real test for any good filmmaker is when he makes a film with newcomers in lead roles and turns it into a blockbuster. I am an actor’s director. I first write the characters and then rewrite again after casting the actors, keeping their positive and negative points in consideration.
This is an aggressive and progressive film. Kaanchi is an interesting and a unique character. She represents today’s youth and carves the guidelines for GenNext. The villains, Mithun Chakraborty and Rishi Kapoor, provide a lot of entertainment. However, the most surprising elements of the movie are the three leading men — Kartik Tiwari, who plays the charistmatic lover, Rishabh Sinha, who plays an More >
Asira Tarannum (MID-DAY; April 26, 2013)
Subhash Ghai who is directing his upcoming movie in Nainital is having a whale of a time with his crew on the sets — and off it as well. According to sources, the shooting was on in Madh Island and now they have shifted to the North.
On the sets, Ghai encourages the entire unit, especially the newcomers Mishti and Kartik Tiwari.
While shooting for a particular scene with Rishi Kapoor, Mishti had to sprinkle water on his face. Knowing the kind of person Rishi is, she was a little nervous to do so. They had to give a couple of takes but Rishi took it very sportingly and smiled and made Mishti comfortable.
Ghai says, “I am working with very fine actors. Mithun and Chintoo are my friends and Mishti and Kartik are extremely talented. After pack-up it’s party time for all of us on the sets and we enjoy a lot. Shooting is Nainital is fun and the weather is super here.”
That’s your line : Rishi Kapoor with Subhash Ghai discussing a sequence
Do we have to kiss too? Mishti and Kartik in an intimate scene
Hold him right: Ghai guides Mishti and Kartik for a scene
This is how you do it : Ghai explains a scene to Kartik
BOMBAY TIMES (April 23, 2013)
Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan and the current generation’s sweetheart Ranbir Kapoor maintain a safe distance from one another. Obviously RK Jr is 17 years younger than SRK and even addresses the senior actor as ‘sir’. However, one must say that Ranbir’s parents Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh (who did a cameo in Jab Tak Hai Jaan) enjoy SRK’s company. Apparently, whenever Rishi and Neetu bump into Shah Rukh — either on a flight or at a social do, they make it a point to spend sometime with the actor. They love his ready wit and have fallen prey to SRK’s irresistible charm.
Zoya Akhtar defends Hindi cinema in the face of growing crime against women and believes every good male director has a feminine side
Urmimala Banerjee (MID-DAY; April 17, 2013)
As Bollywood folk get ready to pay respect to an industry that has spanned 100 years, Zoya Akhtar is one of the four filmmakers to express their reverence through short films that are part of Bombay Talkies. An excerpt:
Since we are celebrating 100 years of cinema, can you tell us which is your favourite phase? I loved the ’50s and ’70s. I am a big fan of Guru Dutt, Mrinal Sen, Bimal Roy and Ritwik Ghatak. The kind of stories they told in those days was awesome. I have all of Satyajit Ray’s films. I don’t know how I ended up seeing them. I guess it was because my mom used to watch them. She was an FTII pass out and loved world cinema. I am also a huge fan of Nasir Hussain’s films.
Have you ever been crazy about a Bollywood actor like the kid in your film? Yes, as a kid I was totally fida over Rishi Kapoor. I still adore him. I used to play his songs a number of times and know them by heart. I loved his dance moves, jackets and his ubercool romantic side. I used to think that he was super-duper cute.
Did your parents believe in censoring the kind of content you saw? Of course, they did. Films that showed sex, drugs and rock and roll were taboo. The kissing or intimate scenes used to be fast-forwarded. Children are impressionable and you have to be careful. But we saw a lot of world cinema, thanks More >
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; April 16, 2013)
Call it the hazards of being an actor. For Aurangzeb, Arjun Kapoor’s character is portrayed to hate Rishi Kapoor’s with all his gut.
However, in real- life, Arjun’s family is pretty close to the senior actor.
A source says, “ While shooting for Aurangzeb, Arjun found it very difficult to express his anger and disrespect towards Rishi. Arjun’s father and Rishi have been great friends. Arjun has grown up calling Rishi as Chintu uncle. It used to make Arjun very nervous before giving the shots.” However it was Rishi who came to Arjun’s rescue and convinced the young actor to give his best to the scene.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the film says, “ Arjun had some issues but Kapoor handled the situation well.”