Rishi Kapoor promises authentic Raj Kapoor biopic


If there was a biographical film made on the legendary filmmaker Raj Kapoor, the Kapoor family have made it clear that they would make sure his life was depicted with veracity and not dramatised, as confirmed by son Rishi Kapoor.

The renowned actor feels that the current generation are curious about Raj Kapoor’s off-screen and on-screen life and if a biopic is ever be made, the story will be dealt with the highest care and protecting the sentiments of anyone involved.

Deccan Chronicle reports Kapoor saying in an interview that “We don’t want to do anything that would upset any family in the film industry. You can’t make a biopic and not say things that happened other than work. There were relationships which I have said it in my book, you can’t deny it at all, so why make it at all. I don’t want to hurt anybody’s emotions or stir up hornet’s nest, we don’t want to sensationalise. We want the younger generation to know the real Raj Kapoor through his biopic.”

Kapoor went onto say that “Since the past 50 years it (offer for biopic) is on. Producer Bobby Bedi, who made ‘Bandit Queen’ (1994), offered to do it. But we, as a family, have an objection till our mother is living.”

“If someone wants to make the film against our wishes and if we try to negate it, it will go wrong,” he added.

Kapoor will be hitting the silver screen with ‘Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi’ (2017) on 15th September, alongside Vir Das, Payal Ghosh and Paresh Rawal.

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