‘He has been given a clean chit’
Shakti Kapoor talks to Sushama Shelley about his son Siddhant's involvement in the Juhu drug abuse case.entertainment Updated: Jan 12, 2009 16:55 IST
Guests at a five-star hotel surround him for autographs — even children. Seeing me, Shakti Kapoor gets chatting and states that his son Siddhant has been given a “clean chit” vis-à-vis his implication in a rave party in Juhu.
“In that drug abuse case, Siddhant has tested negative,” the fathers says. “ Every single TV channel had contacted me when my son’s name was involved in the rave party November 5, last year. That was news for them. But now no one is interested. I am hurt!” says the comedian-villain who has been in the film industry for over three decades. “We believed him to be innocent and stood by him,” Kapoor says.
He continues,“I have acted in 700 films. I may have been cheap and sleazy on the screen at times but off screen, I am a family man. I have a wonderful wife (Shivangi) and two grown up children (Siddhant and Shraddha). Fortunately they trust me completely.” Shivangi is Padmini Kolhapure’s younger sister.
The father elaborates, “Siddhant has done an acting course in New York and direction course in London. He has assisted Priyadarshan on Bhagam Bhag, Bhool Bhulaiyya, Chupke Chupke and Mere Baap Pehle Aap. He is 25, a six-footer, a combination of both his parents in the looks department. He is a better version of Shakti Kapoor.”
Kapoor Sr states that his 21-year-old daughter Shraddha has studied in Boston. When she was in Mumbai on a vacation for 20 days, she was offered a role in Teen Patti being produced by Ambika Hinduja and directed by Leena Yadav. But she wasn’t ready to take it on.