When Rishi Kapoor made his debut in ‘Mera Naam Joker’, everyone fell in love with the cute chubby guy. No one would have thought at that time that this fella is going to rule the hearts in the coming time. With movies like Prem Rog, Bobby, Nagina, Chandani, Bol Radha Bol and Henna, Kapoor made his presence felt in the industry and soon he was titled with the tag of ‘Chocolate Boy’.
Rishi Kapoor is also known for his carefree persona, time and again he has made headlines with his shocking revelations; On his 66th birthday we take you down to 3 biggest and shocking revelations that he made in his lifetime:-
1). Rishi Kapoor’s cold war with Amitabh Bachchan
Rishi Kapoor revealed that working with Amitabh in 70’s or 80’s was a big disadvantage and everyone would remember the film because of him and the secondary characters would go unnoticed. Rishi played secondary characters in many of Amitabh’s hit movies. He said: "To go back to Amitabh, I must confess here is still a lingering issue I have with Amitabh Bachchan. A big disadvantage of working in an all-star movie in those days was that everybody only wanted to make action films, which automatically meant that the star who could carry off action with the most flair would get the meatiest part.”
2). Rishi Kapoor on his relationship with Dawood Ibrahim
In an interview with India Tv, Rishi Kapoor was questioned about his alleged relationship with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. He reveals that he has met Dawood only once in Dubai, that too before the 1993 blasts happened. He says that when he was on a tour to Dubai, Dawood invited him to his mansion, hosted a party for him and praised his acting chops. Dawood also sent warm wishes for his family and acknowledged that he is a great fan of Rishi’s father. Rishi Kapoor mentions that after 1993 blasts, Dawood became his country’s enemy, hence, he broke all his alliance with the gangster.
3). Rishi Kapoor On Buying Awards
Rishi Kapoor reveals that he once bought an award that was meant to be given to Amitabh Bachchan, he says: "I think that Amitabh was sulking because I had won the best actor award for Bobby. I am sure he felt the award was rightfully his for Zanjeer, which released the same year. I am ashamed to say it, but I actually ‘bought’ that award. I was so naïve. There was this PRO, Taraknath Gandhi, who said to me, ‘Sir, tees hazaar de do, toh aap ko main award dila doonga.’ I am not the manipulative sort but I admit that I gave him the money without thinking.”
All we can say is that Rishi Kapoor is a marvellous actor Indian cinema has produced, he has essayed every role with utmost panache and on his birthday we wish him the best and nothing else. Happy Birthday CHINTU JI!
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