Will Armaan Jain revive RK banner?

Raj Kapoor’s fourth grandson Armaan Jain insists he would love to direct a film for his grandfather’s RK banner in future.

Though Armaan Jain’s debut film, Lekar Hum Deewana Dil didn’t exactly set the box office cash registers ringing, the young Kapoor actor has been already nurturing his directorial aspirations. Like his superstar cousin, Ranbir Kapoor, who assisted filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali before making his debut as an actor, Armaan too had assisted Karan Johar on films like My Name Is Khan and Student Of The Year. While his stint as an Assistant Director, he learnt the basics of filmmaking like editing, camera angle, lighting and several aspects of film production that prompted him to think about directing his own film.

“After I started assisting Karan Johar, I started enjoying the process. I wanted to learn basics of filmmaking first and then get into it. I stayed on sets for a long time only because I got sucked into direction. I love direction and made six short films and I got my hands on editing. I would like to direct movies. I made some short films featuring my friends and my family members and they loved it,” informs Armaan.

Talking about directing films, there were reports sometime back about Ranbir reviving his grandfather Raj Kapoor’s production house, RK Films. Why not directing a film for RK banner? “That’s too big a dream,” says Armaan adding, “I haven’t thought of it. If I get the opportunity and if my uncles (Rishi, Randhir and Rajiv Kapoor) allow me to do that, it would be great but before that I have to prove myself to get there. It would be lovely to direct and act together.”

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