Bollywood star, veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away in April this year. Rishi Kapoor died after a two-year-long valiant battle with cancer. Kapoor’s demise saddened many and left a big impact on the Hindi film industry too. Now, Ranbir Kapoor, son of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor opened up about the loss of a parent. Ranbir, who was standing strong with his father in times of his ill-health, spoke about how the last two years were. In an interview, Ranbir Kapoor revealed dad Rishi Kapoor had the ‘largest impact’ on him.
Speaking with Rajeev Masand, when asked about how his late dad Rishi Kapoor inspired him, the Brahmastra actor said, “I think the person I am is because of the strong value system he imbibed in me. He's been an extremely passionate man, a family man.” Ranbir recalled the time he spent with Rishi Kapoor, in the last two years before his dad’s demise. He said, “Just the time I spent with him in these last 2 years before he passed.. walking with him from the hotel to the hospital while he was getting his chemotherapy and just walking in silence and just being around him..It’s gone so fast but I don't know if I have really formed words yet to tell what impact he has had on me. But I do know that it's the largest impact a human being has had in my life so far.”
Talking about how the last few months have been for him and if there has been time for introspection, Ranbir Kapoor said that he’s had time only for that. He said, “Well, I think there's only been time for that. It's been quite a big year in my life starting with losing a parent which I don't think has seeped in yet. Still in some ways dealing with that.” As the actor shared about how he is still dealing with the loss of one parent, he spoke about mom Neetu Kapoor testing positive for COVID-19 recently too, and continued, “so many things happened in this year. But yes, I have had good time to reflect on things.. to reflect on my personal, professional life.”
Meanwhile, Ranbir Kapoor also revealed he misses acting. He said, “Where acting is concerned, of course I miss it.” The actor joked and said he hopes that he hasn’t forgotten acting as its been quite some time since he has been in front of the camera. But, the actor also said that acting is like riding a bicycle, and shared that once a person is on it, he gets comfortable. Work-wise, Ranbir featured in the film Sanju last. He will be seen in filmmaker Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra next. Also Read: Neetu Kapoor Remembers Late Husband Rishi Kapoor As The Iconic Movie Mera Naam Joker Completes 50 Years
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