Mulk cries when Kapoors loses a child

In a long and brilliant career, Rishi Kapoor she acted in romantic thrillers (Khel Khel Mein) and in love threads of different shades (Kabhi Kabhie, Laila Majnu, Sargam, Tawaif, Saagar, Henna). He danced better (Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahi, Karz) than most contemporaries. A minor actor would have been lost in multi-star masala (Naseeb), but Rishi's easy charm and comical moment helped him navigate. And yes, his films were synonymous with successes, generally composed by RD Burman and Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

With passing time, I abandoned the mannerisms that came in the way of his growth as an actor. In the coda of his career, when character actor parts were more etched out, Rishi Kapoor found a second wind. A garrulous Bollywood producer (Luck By Chance), a gay dean (Student of the Year), a loathsome trafficker (Agneepath), a spirited grandfather (Kapoor&sons)andanagingmuslimlaywerbattlingforhonor(mulk)-heinvestedeachpartwithasenseofthereal.

mysecondphaseasacharacterartistisparticularlyrewardingbecauseitcouldrefutecertainmisconceptionsthatpeoplehaveaboutthemainactors,rishiwroteinkhullamkhulla,theautobiographyhewrotealongsidemeenaiyer.

fewbollywoodautobiographiesexceptdevanandandnaseeruddinshah-theyareveryhonestrishispokeaboutfearinghisfatherbeforecomingtoadmirehim,hisfightswithalcohol,depressionandchauvinism.hewrotehowhehadopposedrajeshkhanna-whoinitiallydislikedit-beingconsideredforrajkapoor'ssatyamshivamsundaramandadmittedtoadrunkenfightwithfellowactorsanjaykhan.headmittedhowhehadgonetojavedakhtarheishometobaithimafterimaan-dharam,writtenbysalim-javed,failedandexpressedregretthathewasunabletohelprdburmanwhentherudeteacheraskedforworkattheendofhiscareer.

kapoorwasbornonseptember4,1952inthebombayno.1cinemafamily.“ihaveavaultfullofpricelessmemoriesandauniquepointofviewfrombirth.ihaveseenfourgenerationsofkapoorsatwork,frommygrandfather,myfather,unclesandbrothers,tokareenaandranbir(herson),”hesaidinhisautobiography.

hewasanatural.inhisdebutroleasaboyinlovewithhisschoolteacherinhisfather'smeranaamjoker,rishiprojectedtherightdegreeofinfatuationwithheartbreak.bobbywasprimarilycreatedbyrajkapoortoovercomethelossessustainedafterthejoker'sfailure.thelovestorybrimmingwithteenageglamorbecameamonstroussuccess.songslikehumtumekkamremeinbandhon,nowrevivedinthesetimesofsocialestrangement,werefrowneduponbytheagingindia,buttheyoungandtheunderprivilegedscoldedthem.kapoorandhisco-stardimplekapadiabecametheseason'svanilla.

thefilmshapedherimageasaromanticstar.hewasattachedtotheyouthartistroster,wherehetouchedhislipswithfunt-shirtsinjerseys.hewasoftenpairedwithdebutantes(shomaanandinbarood,kajalkiraninhumkisise...,ranjeetainlailamajnu).

alwaysinstepwiththetimes,rishikapoorwasaregularontwitter.i'vetweetedhonestlyand,sometimescontroversially,tohis3.5millionfollowers.theactor’slasttweet,postedonapril2wasstraightfromtheheart.hewrote,“anappealtoallbrothersandsistersfromallsocialstatusandfaiths.pleasedon’tresorttoviolence,stonethrowingorlynching.doctors,nurses,medics,policemenetc…areendangeringtheirlivestosaveyou.wehavetowinthiscoronaviruswartogether.porfavor.jaihind!”

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