Ranbir Kapoor Opens Up On His Relationship With His Father Rishi Kapoor Like Never Before

Divya Rao , 17 Jan 2017
Rishi & Ranbir Kapoor
Rishi & Ranbir Kapoor

After Karan Johar, Rishi Kapoor is all set to release his autobiography titled Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored… And if the name and his personality on Twitter is anything to go by, this book is going to make for quite the read because RK Senior doesn’t hold back. His son and actor Ranbir Kapoor, who is generally known to be quite diplomatic,  has written a lovely foreward for the book and also talks about the relationship the two share.

I am closer to my mother. I feel that Dad modelled his relationship with me on the one he shared with his own father. And it is true that I have never crossed a certain line with him. But there is no sense of loss or vacuum here. I do wish sometimes that I could be friendlier with him or even spend more time with him

He wrote about how he’d like to change this when he has his own kids.

Sometimes I wish I could just pick up the phone and ask him, ‘Dad, how are you doing?’ But we do not have that. We do not have a phone relationship. When I get married and have children, I would want to change that dynamic with them. I don’t want my relationship with my children to be as formal as the one I have with my father. I want to be friendlier, be more connected, spend more time with them than he did with me.

But that doesn’t mean he loves his father any less.

I love my father dearly and have immense respect for him. I’m inspired by him and never want to let him down. I know he has only my best interests at heart. He also takes care of the financial side of my work. So we are more connected now. His confidence in me and my work makes me take pride in it. I persevere that much harder because of this. His belief and his encouragement are important to me.

We’re really looking forward to reading this book.

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