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"MY FATHER LOVED HIS CINEMA AND BOOZE" SAYS RISHI KAPOOR

By Jasmeet Singh . 15th February 2018 10:30pm

A remarkable legend in India entertainment industry is Raj Kapoor. He is well known for his films in the Hindi medium. Besides his talent as an actor, Raj Kapoor was also a producer, writer, editor, and musician. Just name it and you will discover that he has aced in every sector of the entertainment. It is no wonder he is called a legend. In a recent event in Mumbai, held in honor of Raj Kapoor, his sons Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, and Rajiv Kapoor were present. The Kapoor brothers looked simply amazing in nice suits. [caption id="attachment_29856" align="alignnone" width="544"]kapoor brothers Image Source: @socialnewsxyz[/caption] As reported by a web portal, Rishi Kapoor talked extensively about his father's hard work and blockbusters of the time such as 'Aag' in 1948, 'Barsaat' in 1949, and 'Awara' in 1951. he also told about what his father loved related to his work and personal life. ‘’My father, Raj Kapoor, was 28 years old and had already been hailed as the ‘showman of Hindi cinema’ four years before. He was also a man in love – at the time, unfortunately, with someone other than my mother. His girlfriend was the leading lady of some of his biggest hits of the time, including Aag (1948), Barsaat (1949) and Awara (1951).”

"My father loved his cinema, his booze, his leading ladies and his work. But for a man legendary for his hospitality, he was very possessive of his whiskey. When we started drinking together, for him it was always Johnny Walker Black Label bought in London, while we were served locally procured whiskey.”

Recently, the Kapoor family launched a book written as a tribute to their father. Titled, 'Raj Kapoor: The One and Only Showman', the book was published by Harper Collins India and presented by his daughter Ritu Nanda. In the launch, Amitabh Bachchan made a remarkable statement while giving a speech on Raj Kapoor. He was quoted saying 'Raj Kapoor's name reflects the spirit of India as a country full of life and zest...The Indian showman of all time.' Even in the years to come, Raj Kapoor will forever be remembered due to his immense impact in Bollywood.