When you are the fourth-generation member of a certain illustrious family of actors called the Kapoors (and you have also established your own credentials), chances are filmmakers will be queuing up to sign you and your dad together. But even though Ranbir Kapoor is all set to act in Besharam, which also stars father Rishi and mother Neetu, he clarifies that the Kapoors aren’t looking to make a family picnic out of every upcoming offer to act together.
Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor poses during a Christmas performance for cancer affected children at The Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai on December 25, 2012. AFP PHOTO
Ranbir says, My father and I are individual actors, and when someone offers us a father-son script, we have to like it individually. We can’t do it just because we want to work together. He’s a big personality in the film industry and he chooses films he likes. I, too, like to choose characters that I like.
The young Kapoor scion also denies rumours that he’s been waiting for the family’s RK Films banner to be revived before working with his father. This speculation surfaced after several filmmakers apparently tried to cast the two actors together. This was also after Rishi made a comeback of sorts with roles in Do Dooni Chaar (2010; also starring wife Neetu), Agneepath (2012) and Student Of The Year (2012).
Ranbir says, Only when we both like something — like Besharam — will we work in a film. Otherwise, we don’t come together as a package or in a buy-one-get-one-free scheme.
Talking about the Abhinav Singh Kashyap film, he adds,They (Rishi and Neetu Kapoor) don’t play my parents. My father plays the role of a hawaldar (constable) and my mom is a police inspector. I am a car thief.
The script’s extremely funny. About the shoot, he adds,I have started working on it, but we will only start filming in February. I’m really looking forward to working with my parents.