Actor Ranbir Kapoor has revealed that his late actor father Rishi Kapoor “was always a big bully” and “tested his directors”. In a new interview, Ranbir also said that director Karan Malhotra, who directed him in Agneepath, was always able to stand his ground with Rishi Kapoor. Ranbir also said that filmmaker Zoya Akhtar also told him that Rishi “will take up the project”. (Also read | Ranbir Kapoor: ‘My dad told me never to do a film where I need to wear a dhoti’)
Rishi appeared in Karan Malhotra’s directorial debut Agneepath in 2012. The action drama also stars Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt, Priyanka Chopra, Kanika Tiwari, Om Puri and Zarina Wahab. Ranbir will star in Karan Shamshera’s next film.
In an interview to Peeping Moon, Ranbir said, “My father was always a big bully and used to test his directors. He must undertake the task. So he always took that test, but luckily, Karan (Malhotra) is the same confident man who always stood his ground.”
He further added, “Even Zoya (Akhtar) was telling me that he is so awesome, but if you don’t stand up to him, he will take over the project. So that was his way of testing people.” Rishi was a part of Zoya Akhtar’s 2009 film Luck by Chance. The film also stars Farhan Akhtar, Konkana Sen Sharma, Juhi Chawla, Dimple Kapadia and Hrithik Roshan among others.
Ranbir will next be seen in Samsera, set in the fictional city of Kaza, where a clan of warriors are imprisoned, enslaved and tortured by a ruthless tyrannical general Sud Singh. The film also stars Sanjay Dutt and Vaani Kapoor and is slated to release on July 22.
Apart from Shamshera, fans will also see Ranbir in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra. The film also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna. Brahmastra will hit the theaters on September 9 this year in five languages - Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.
Ranbir will also star in Luv Ranjan’s next untitled romantic comedy opposite Shraddha Kapoor. The film, produced by T Series, is slated to hit theaters on March 8, 2023.
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