Actor Ranbir Kapoor who is the son of the legendary actor, Rishi Kapoor, feel that the tag of ‘Star Son’ is a burden and he wants to carve out his own identity which would make not only him but his parents proud too! Born in a family of movie stars, Ranbir, the grandson of legendary Raj Kapoor and son of veteran actors Rishi and Neetu kapoor, wants to create his very own identity.
“I want people to recognize me by my work. I am burdened by this tag called ‘the star son’. People say I got everything easily, yes, I got my first film easily because people were curious about me. After that I have worked hard, experienced things. It is important to make an identity of my own,” Ranbir said.
“My parents feel very proud when somebody calls them Ranbir Kapoor’s parents. Every father and mother wants that for their child. I hope that I make them proud and carry forward the legacy of my family in my own distinct way,” he said.
Ranbir Kapoor’s father Rishi Kapoor created a unique image for himself with his performances of Rauf Lala in ‘Agneepath’ remake, as Yoginder Vashisht in ‘Student of the year’, as an underworld don Goldman in ‘D Day’ and others.
Ranbir further said, “He has made me realize one thing that stars fade and actors always remain. This is his second career as a character actor. The biggest thing is to have excitement and passion even at this age”.
Ranbir Kapoor for the very first time will be featuring in a film with his parents in Besharam and found it intimidating to work alongside them, especially with his dad.
“I was very scared about how I will work with him (Rishi). I have never looked into my father’s eyes till now. I had to call him ‘mote’, ‘dharti pe bhoj’, I was like how will I say that. He gave me courage and never made me feel uncomfortable. I am very scared of him. But on a film set he becomes the character,” Ranbir Kapoor said.
Ranbir further added “He has always been my favorite actor and now I finally got a chance to work with him. I can finally tell my children that I have worked with your grandfather”.
Ranbir is amused that even after working for 40 years in the film industry, his father is still excited and passionate about working. Talking about his soon-to-be-released film ‘Besharam’, Ranbir says there is action, comedy, romance, everything in the film but at the heart of it, it is a good story.
With Besharam, Ranbir will be entering the world of commercial cinemas where actors like Ajay Devagan, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan have created a foothold. “I think it is a very hard genre. When you do films like ‘Rockstar’, ‘Barfi!’, ‘Wake up Sid’, there is certain understanding, you work on a certain character. While when you are playing a larger than life character then it becomes a bit difficult to do,” he said.
“It was hard but as an actor it’s important to challenge yourself. I don’t know, the audience might just hate me, hate the film but I think the risk factor of it is very important. I am trying a different genre, hoping I would be successful in it,” Ranbir added.
Releasing on October 2, ‘Besharam’ is directed by the ‘Dabangg’ director Abhinav Kashyap and the movie also stars new comer Pallavi Sharda alongside Ranbir Kapoor.