He’s just made a comeback of sorts, after a seven or eight year’s hiatus, in Sajid Khan’s Housefull as a Sindhi businessman in London. Randhir Kapoor is elated at the very mention of the film. “It was a fantastic production to be a part of. They’re an extremely fun-loving bunch. I’ve known Sajid Khan and Akshay Kumar for a while now. Though mine wasn’t a huge part, I thoroughly enjoyed being part of the revelry,” gushes Kapoor.
The actor has recently started shooting for Rahul Dholakia’s Society with Dimple Kapadia and has nearly wrapped up work for Vipul Shah’s Action Replay with Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. He plays a jaat in the former and a madcap scientist who creates a time machine in the latter. “You can say that I was being lethargic about taking on films for the last couple of years. And I didn’t feel the need to take on work in any case. But when these three films came my way, I felt the urge to start working again. I’ve had a fantastic career as a leading man. In my second innings, I’m playing characters my age and having a blast with them too,” he states. Though he admits that he hasn’t seen Rishi Kapoor’s Kal Kisne Dekha, where he too plays a mad scientist.
Buzz is that Randhir Kapoor plans to start work on RK Productions’ next film in association with brothers Rishi and Rajeev Kapoor soon. He admits that plans to revive the banner are on, and the brothers would love to see one of the two leading Kapoor children — Kareena and Ranbir — in the film.
“Both Kareena and Ranbir’s date diaries are full. But I’m sure they’ll try and make room for their family banner somewhere. Personally, I’m proud of Kareena. She’s made a mark on her own and I’d love to see her in the movie. Ditto for Ranbir. He’s a pucca (real) Kapoor, he’s got the right mix of genes and he’s made his parents and the rest of the clan proud. I’m hoping to catch Rajneeti when it releases,” says Kapoor.
Aditya Raj Kapoor, Randhir’s cousin and actor Shammi Kapoor’s son, made his acting debut with Chase last week and has recently shot a cameo with his older cousin in Society. “I didn’t know he was part of the cast. I was surprised to see him on the sets. We shot a scene together. Adi is a buddy and a close work associate. He’s a fine actor too and that again, is a typical Kapoor trait,” says Kapoor.
On Saif Ali Khan as a son-in-law
If he can keep my Bebo happy, he’s welcome in the family. I can see that Bebo is visibly satisfied and happy with her decision to be with Saif. That’s enough for me to be happy. Both Lolo (Karisma Kapoor) and Bebo have made it big on their own steam. In today’s day and age, I was prepared that they would choose their partners on their own. Kids are not cattle. You can’t pass them off to anyone without their consent.
On uncles Shammi and Shashi Kapoor
They’re both very cheerful people who don’t ever let the world know what their bodies are going through. Shammi uncle for that matter goes through dialysis and still leads a great life. He socialises and moves out with his wife Neila aunty and enjoys his life even at this age. When I grow that old, I wish I could be like him. Happy at heart!
About Kian Raj Kapoor
I’m scared to hold him in my arms because he’s very young and delicate. He has the typical Kapoor traits: fair skin, light eyes and a personality that stands apart. Now that I’ve started shooting, I don’t get the time to play with him. But I
completely enjoy his company whenever he’s at home. Actually, I can’t thank god enough for giving me a grandson because I don’t have a son. Kian has completed the family picture.