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8th Jagran Film Festival kicked off in New Delhi todayRishi Kapoor at Jagran Film Festival. Pic courtesy/Jagran Film Festival Twitter Account

The 8th edition of Jagran Film Festival kicked off in New Delhi today. The film festival was inaugurated by veteran actors Rishi Kapoor, Sridevi, and Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Venkaiah Naidu. 

Prodded on what role he played in his son Ranbir Kapoor’s career, the 64-year-old actor said, “I don’t interfere in Ranbir’s career. I’m his dad not his secretary.”

Talking about his career, the acor said, “Mujhe career mei jaldi dhake lage aur shayad isliye maine khud ko sambhaal liya and that’s the secret of my success (I got setbacks quite early on in my career and maybe that’s why I learnt to take care of myself, that’s the secret to my success.)”

“I’ve even bought an award. Mai tha us kisam ka us waqt. Maine ki hai aisi galtiyaan and I accept it. (I was that kind of person and those were the time. I have committed mistakes and I accept them)”, he shared.

“I really don’t understand what is #gym got to do with #acting?”, Rishi comments on the current acting trends.

Talking about his debut, he said, “Bobby was a game changer for all of us.”

The film fest, which is being held at New Delhi’s Siri Fort Auditorium, will showcase over 130 movies from across the globe. 

Members of the jury include veteran actor Rishi Kapoor and director Sudhir Mishra.

Some of the prominent sections of the Festival are World Panorama, Indian Showcase, Jagran Shorts, Jagran Discovery, Country Focus and the Retrospective of films.

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