Actor Rishi Kapoor thought his youthful brother Rajiv Kapoor was probably the most gifted among the many filmmaker-actor siblings of the Kapoor cinema clan however he might by no means realise his true potential.
Rajiv Kapoor, who handed away Tuesday afternoon in Mumbai following a coronary heart assault, was additionally a gifted pianist, had a knack for music and was a talented movie editor, believed the late brother of Rajiv Kapoor.
Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor had been the three sons of the legendary actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor and grandsons of actor Prithviraj Kapoor. Raj Kapoor’s different kids embody daughters Ritu Nanda and Rima Jain.
Rishi Kapoor, who handed away in April 2020, had made these admissions about Rajiv Kapoor in his autobiography Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored, co-authored by Meena Iyer and printed by Harper Collins in 2017.
Within the ebook, Rishi Kapoor revealed that he was nearer to Randhir Kapoor, who was 5 years older to him, than Rajiv Kapoor, the youngest of the 5 siblings.
Rishi Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor shared an “uneasy relationship” that they weren’t capable of bridge even over time, it says.
“I fear lots about Chimpu (Rajiv’s nickname) and really feel unhappy that he has by no means been capable of notice his true potential. He’s probably the most gifted of us and has an uncanny ear for music. He performs the piano fantastically with out ever studying it,” Rishi Kapoor stated within the ebook.
In an performing profession spanning lower than a decade, Rajiv Kapoor made his debut in Ek Jaan Hain Hum (1983) and starred within the blockbuster Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985).
He went on to characteristic in movies like Aasmaan, Lover Boy, Zabardast and Hum To Chale Pardes. Rajiv Kapoor’s final movie as a number one man was 1990’s Zimmedaar.
A lesser-known face from the well-known movie household, he then made a change to manufacturing and route. His first manufacturing was Henna (1991), directed by Randhir Kapoor.
In 1996, Rajiv Kapoor made his characteristic directorial debut with Prem Granth, starring Rishi Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit Nene. He had additionally produced Rishi Kapoor’s directorial debut, the 1999 romance drama Aa Ab Laut Chalen.
In his autobiography, Rishi Kapoor additionally praised Rajiv Kapoor’s movie enhancing abilities, one thing he realised through the making of Aa Ab Laut Chalein, produced underneath the household’s RK Movies banner.
“He did a commendable job as editor on my movie Aa Ab Laut Chalen (1999) and will have been the very best within the area, if solely he had utilized himself higher,” Rishi Kapoor stated within the ebook.