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My Son Ranbir is the best: Rishi Kapoor

Besharam also has a song paying ode to Rishi Kapoor’s Om Shanti Om (Karz) with Ranbir Kapoor donning his father’s looks.

Actor Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh will be sharing screen space with their son Ranbir Kapoor for the first time in Abhinav Kashyap’s Besharam. “Besharam is a total commercial venture. It’s a fun film. Thankfully, we are not playing father and son, but cop and thief. Ranbir is my son and he’s the best. There cannot be anybody second to him,” says Rishi, who is impressed with his boy’s acting prowess. So does Ranbir come to him for advice? “Today’s kids don’t take advice from parents, rather they advise them,” he jokes.

The 60-year-old, who was recently seen in a negative role in D-Day, tells us that he had initially refused the part. “I had said no to D-Day. But maybe it was in my career and destiny. I don’t regret my decision. I have enjoyed every bit of it and I’m sure the audience has also enjoyed. Sometimes you land a script that does justice to you. I never wanted to do Agneepath (2012), but was forced to do it. I never saw it as a great film, but it turned out to be a hit. It got me more recognition as an actor,” he says.

Responding to the reports of his character being inspired from underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, he says, “You cannot say it’s been inspired by Dawood. It has been sourced from different sources altogether. It has different reference points. Maybe there is a little resemblance in the look and story point of view, otherwise it’s totally independent by itself. D-Day is an espionage-thriller, not a gangster film.”

The actor would like to do the sequel to Do Dooni Chaar with wife Neetu. “Habib (Faizal, director) wants to make its sequel. It will be an absolute pleasure to recreate it. But the story should be bang on. He needs to find a topic that can be dealt with Duggal (Rishi’s character in the film) and his wife (played by Neetu). If he finds something interesting, we surely will work together,” he says.

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