Rishi Kapoor’s ‘most precious’ gifts to son Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor reveals the two precious gifts his father Rishi Kapoor gave him
Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor‘s demise on April 30 left the nation in a shock. The 67-year-old actor breathed his last on Thursday morning at the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. Bollywood, family, and fans are all mourning the loss of this legendary actor.
Rishi Kapoor had launched his memoir Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored in 2017. It was a candid and entertaining account of his life. The book featured an emotional foreword written by his son and actor Ranbir Kapoor.
Ranbir Kapoor had written, “As I sit down to analyse my relationship with my father, I would say that the most precious gift he has given my sister Riddhima and me is that we can love our mother unconditionally. He showed us by example that she was at the centre of all our lives and our home. With her as our bedrock, none of the ups and downs in our lives could really touch us.”
He added, “The second gift is that he has been a good husband to my mother.”
Rishi Kapoor had his ‘fair share of intense fights’ with wife Neetu Kapoor. But he loved and immensely respected her. The couple set an example of a successful marriage for Ranbir Kapoor and Riddhima. Neetu Kapoor too stood by him till his last breath like a rock.
Ranbir Kapoor was inspired by Rishi’s work ethic. He wrote, “I saw his enthusiasm even at that age, after all those years in the industry. He had it in him to better his craft, very detail-driven. This is something I deeply admire. Though he did not experiment too much in the first two decades of his career, he ‘worked hard to reinvent himself’ in his second innings.”