The chocolate hero of the 1980s, Rishi Kapoor says he is “a competent actor” and would like to try out character roles. Reason: He doesn’t want to be typecast as a typical on-screen dad.
The actor garnered praises when he donned the garb of ruthless underworld lord Rauf Lala in Agneepath remake. “Not trying to be modest but I have tried to experiment with my look in different roles. I don’t want to do standard father’s role, I’d like to do characters and bring something on the table myself,” he says.
Rishi, who gave hits like Bobby (1973), Prem Rog (1982) and Khel Khel Mein (1975) in his heyday, was seen playing father in films like Fanaa (2006) and Namastey London (2007).
“If I’m in a film, the makers should take complete advantage of the fact that I can perform and I feel I’m a competent actor and I’d like to perform. I visualise it that way,” says Rishi, who proved it with his performance as a middle-class school teacher in the National Award winning film, Do Dooni Chaar (2010).