Veteran actor, Rishi Kapoor, is currently preparing himself for his next release ‘102 Not Out’, along with legend, Amitabh Bachchan.
Kapoor is one person in the film fraternity, who can give his personal take on nepotism. The actor made his debut with ‘Bobby’ (1973) but apparently, it wasn’t an easy start for him, despite his father Raj Kapoor’s legendary status in the industry.
In an interview with the Mirror, he said, “That’s the family trademark. Ranbir is the fourth generation of Kapoor males in the industry. In 107 years of Indian cinema, our contribution has been 90-plus years. Films are our livelihood, that’s the only thing I know how to do, but I also enjoy it and I am a hardworking actor. The Kapoor surname or Bobby, which I got because my work was appreciated in Mera Naam Joker, didn’t make me an overnight star. There are many Kapoors who didn’t make it, we were chosen by the people. There is no nepotism in films.”
He further said, “Well, perhaps I didn’t sleep on the road and didn’t starve because I came from a well-todo family, but I also struggled as much as my contemporaries. Maybe not for a break but later to regain ground. Zanjeer released in the same year as Bobby and romance made way for action. I had to struggle to withstand such cyclones and that’s no mean feat.”
‘102 Not Out’ releases in May.