When he sings romantic songs saying ‘Hum Tum.. Ek Kamre Mein Bandho’, the youth is fed up. ‘My shayar toh nahi’, the audience turned a deaf ear to Vedanta. The hearts of movie lovers in the theaters were swayed as they moved their feet smartly on the silver screen saying ‘Om Shanti Om’. He started his career as a lover boy and became famous with love stories. He is Rishi Kapoor. Today is his birthday. On this occasion let’s know some features about Rishi..
Rishi was born on September 4, 1952 as the second son of Raj Kapoor. Being a film family, they wore make-up at a young age. He showed his talent with the movie ‘Mera Naam Joker’ directed by his father. He also received the National Award for Best Child Artist for this film. He made his debut as a hero with ‘Babi’ directed by his father. As the first movie was a super duper hit, there was no turning back for Rishi. Chubby and cute, Rishi was called Chocolate Boy by everyone as a child. After becoming a hero, he became a lover boy. If he acted, any love story would be a hit.
He has many super hit romantic movies like Laila Majnu, Prem Rog, Sagar, Nagina, Chandini, Heena, Bol Radha Bol, Deewana. She married Neethusingh, who acted with her in 15 films. It is said that his wife has a major share in all the achievements in his career and life. Even after starting the second innings as a character artist, both of them did one or two films together. He was as busy as a character artist as he was a hero. They have two children.. Ranbir and Ridhima. Alia Bhatt is his daughter-in-law. Actually Rishi’s wish is to become a good director like his father. No matter how much he grew as a hero, that hope did not disappear. So they took the megaphone and made a movie called ‘Aa Ab Lout Chale’. It stars Akshay Khanna and Aishwarya Rai. But as the movie failed at the box office, he did not go into direction again.
No matter how much demand there is as a solo hero.. he did not hesitate to act with other heroes. Badalte Risthe, Khel Khel Mein, Naseeb, Amar Akbar Antony, acted with other heroes. He developed a good relationship with his fellow heroes. Not only the best hero but also a good person. Yash Chopra first offered the role played by Shahrukh in the movie ‘Dur’ to Rishi. But Rishi no says negative role is not suit. He did not want to play the role of Sunny Deol. Moreover, he proposed the name of Shah Rukh for the negative role. It is known that it turned Shahrukh’s career in a big way.
Rishi’s name is that he does not hide anything in his mind and speaks frankly. If you read his autobiography ‘Khullam Khulla’ you will understand how true that is. In this, he openly talks about many things related to his life. He wrote that he loved a Parsi girl, that he liked the heroine of his first film, Dimple Kapadia, and that Amitabh was never friendly with him. It created a sensation at that time when he said in this book that he bought the award due to Amitabh by dubbing it. But in 2018 he got cancer. Went to New York and got treatment for a year. Everyone thought he would recover, but he didn’t. Rishi passed away on April 30, 2020. By the time of his death, he had four or five prestigious projects in hand, so it can be understood what kind of craze, demand and following he had as an actor even at that age.