Rishi Kapoor will finish almost 45 years in the industry, but wants to stay away from the maudlin. He says, “I started with Bobby in 1972 and ended up working in many films that proved to be a hit and a few films that were a flop at the box office. At the same time, I have thoroughly enjoyed playing all these roles. Even the third generation in our family watches my yesteryear films today. What more can I wish for? It is a pleasure that even the current generation loves me and knows me from my old films.”
“Today filmmakers wish to cast us in various roles. I turned a villain in Agnipath. It was a path-breaking role for me. However, I wasn’t confident enough to portray this character and felt insecure thinking if I could do justice to the role of a pimp.”
Rishi expressed his gratefulness saying, “Today the stories are different and challenging. Audiences are smart and we need to cater to them with alluring stories since they can differentiate between good and bad cinema. So filmmakers need to come up with refreshing stories. They cannot fool the audiences today.”
He says, “I am looking forward to 101 Not Out, for which I have already finished shooting. I am looking forward to this film with Amitabh. We are coming together after so many years. It was great doing films together”.