In a recent ­conversation, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, the daughter of ­veteran actors Rishi and Neetu Kapoor, talked about the people and ­matters that are close to her heart. Here are some excerpts from the interview.
Being born to what is considered the 'golden couple' of Bollywood and being a sister to a much loved actor - Ranbir Kapoor, are you asked by them to watch out your moves in public, considering you shy away from the media glare?
As a child, I really didn't realise how famous my ­parents were. However, ­growing up, I saw how they were constantly in the public eye, with everyone noticing their conduct. I followed the same conduct.
Ranbir, as well as your cousins Karisma, Kareena and Armaan Jain, are a part of the film industry­. Did you ever think of ­becoming an actor too?
No, I am happy where I am today, and would not trade it for anything else. I love being a mom and that's my choice.
Everyone knows how much of a doting son, friend and a lover Ranbir is. Tell us something about his brotherly side. How often do you get to talk to each other?
We exchange messages every now and then. He's a very affectionate and peace-loving boy. At times, we do have our arguments over silly things. But we love each other very much.
Much has been written about ­Ranbir and Katrina (Kaif), and their ­supposed romance. As a sister, how do you respond to such news?
I have met Katrina, and she is a lovely girl. Beyond that, I really have no idea.
Is marriage really on the cards for them?
Not that we are aware of.
In an earlier interview, you had revealed how late filmmaker Yash ­Chopra offered you a role when you were studying abroad, and you had refused. Do you have any regrets about the decision?
This was a long time ago. No, I don't have any regrets about my decision.
Do you get to see any of the ­quintessential Kapoor traits in your daughter Samara?
Many of her traits are similar to my brother and father. Every time she cries, she has to go and look at herself in the mirror. I've heard that my dad used to do the same when he was a child.
One often hears parents objecting to their children's career choices. If Samara wishes to make a career in ­Bollywood, what will be your stance?
I cannot decide for my child. I've left it to Samara to choose her own career. As a mother, I will guide her and be there for her.