“I am not advocating beef-eating. But I am advocating freedom to have an opinion and a voice.”
Rishi Kapoor was more than just an actor. He was truly like any average person (only much more good-looking and with an unmatched passion for acting) who was born into the most respected families in the Indian Film Industry. He spoke his mind off. He didn’t hesitate to speak the truth. He always stood to share ideas and opinions that he thought was right – even when they mired him into controversies.
His personal, raw, and filter-free attitude is what makes Rishi Kapoor the best among the lot. He was a great actor – but so are few other stars. What he had was a powerful, chill, and outspoken presence that those “few other stars” will never match.
Paying tribute to someone who has left an unparalleled legacy and gave so much to the film industry – it’s difficult.
It’s equally uncalled to just call him “great” – because he was much more than that, and then some more.
Sure, he started as a chocolate boy. But the diversity in his filmography speaks something completely different. He was a complete package – versatile and intelligent. You can put him in any role and he would own it like a pro. And perhaps this is the difference between ‘great actors’ and ‘people who are born for acting’.
Bobby, Karz, Agneepath, Kapoor & Sons, Saagar, Chandni, Prem Rog, Mulk, Yeh Waada Raha, Damini, Sargam, Aap Ke Deewane, Prem Granth…
There are just too many incredible movies that Rishi Kapoor has left the world with that will keep his legacy alive and thriving.
Long before there was Shahid and Ranbir Kapoor, there was a Chocolate Boy… Long before there was Akshay Kumar, there was a hit-maker… Long before there was Shahrukh Khan, there was a true king in the industry.
While it’s awfully sad that Rishi Kapoor passed away, he’s at least in a much better place now after fighting a long against Cancer.
He is gone – his contribution to the Indian film industry won’t!