Biopics are in vogue in B-town. We see every actor being part of biopic and the most talked about biopic of all times is a biopic on Raj Kapoor.
The new age generation wants to see the life of Raj Kapoor and talks are on if there can be a biopic on late Raj Kapoor.
During the conversation with Rishi Kapoor when asked him about biopic of his father Raj Kapoor, Rishi had a stand and this is what he had to say, “We don’t want to do anything that would upset any family in the film industry. You can’t make a biopic and not say things that happened other than work.”
Rishi then spoke about the many romantic relationships that Raj Kapoor has been known for. He said, “There were relationships, which I have spoken about in my book, you can’t deny it at all, so why make it at all. I don’t want to hurt anybody’s emotions or stir up a hornet’s nest, we don’t want to sensationalize. We want the younger generation to know the real Raj Kapoor through his biopic.”
The actor opened up about Kapoor in his autobiography, Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored, where he also mentioned his father’s affair with yesteryear’s actor Nargis Dutt.
Rishi also spoke about how one of his sisters once approached Sunil Dutt (Nargis’ husband) seeking permission to make a biopic on Kapoor, but “Dutt sahab just said one thing, ‘let sleeping dogs lie, let’s not stir up or upset anybody’.”
Rishi insisted that it is a collective decision taken by the Kapoor family to not make a biopic. “In fact producer Bobby Bedi, who made BANDIT QUEEN, offered us to make a biopic on Raj Kapoor, but we, as a family, have an objection till our mother is living.”
Lastly he said, “If someone wants to make the film against our wishes and if we try to negate it, it will go wrong.”