Rishi Kapoor is again in the headlines and this time for his recently released autobiography and the statements that he made at the launch event of his book. Though his book ‘Khullam Khulla’ contains many untold secrets, he recalled some of the hurdles he had to face during his initial years in the industry even after being a star kid.
He said,”People say I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth. Yes, I agree but what’s my fault in it? I may have not slept on pavements or gone hungry and had a huge hit in ‘Bobby’, but the struggles I faced were of a different kind.” (sic)
He also mentioned that how the entry Megastar Amitabh Bachchan in the industry overshadowed all the actors of that time. He recalls,”My films flopped and I was at ground zero. I was as good as any of my contemporaries. Then, I had to fight the system. Remember, I came with a romantic film and the same year, there came a storm called Amitabh Bachchan as the angry young man in ‘Zanjeer’ and he changed the whole scenario.” (sic)
“I was actually thrown into choppy waters and I had to keep my head above to survive. Nobody wanted to see a romantic film. I was struggling all my life after that. All of my 25 years I have always battled and faced these kind of heroes,” he added.
The book also brings into light things such as Sr. RK’s relationship with father Raj Kapoor and son Ranbir Kapoor.