Rishi Kapoor is in news these days because of his recently released autobiography. He even appeared on NDTV, in a long interview with Barkha Dutt, where he talked of his life, movies and his book. 

Coming to “Khullam Khulla: Uncensored”, Rishi Kapoor does share his views, experiences and life openly. He begins with the story of his birth, how the whole family was very excited and overjoyed at his birth. HE shares that his father – the great Raj Kapoor – was in love with his leading lady Nargis at the time Rishi was born. He even makes a mention of unpleasant memories of his drunk father coming home late in the night and fighting with his mother. Rishi also candidly reveals that he was born lucky and had a charmed childhood.

Rishi goes on to talk of his leading ladies, his films, the music of his films, his successes & failues, his contemporaries like Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna and Jeetendra etc. He talks of his marriage with Neetu, their relationship. He also talks candidly about his own equation with his father, and also that with his son. He opines that there has been a kind of distance in both the relationships.

One particularly interesting incident in the book is about Rishi Kapoor’s chai-date with Dawood Ibrahim! Who would have thought that Rishi has had tea with the Don? You will be surprised to know that Rishi Kapoor went through a bout of depression when a few of his films like Karz did not do well at the box office. 

There are many interesting things to read about in this very special autobiography of a Bollywood celebrity. If you are even a little filmy, this book just can’t be missed!

 


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