I can’t pick up Ranbir’s trophies:Rishi

2 03 2010

Rishi Kapoor, who was nominated in the Best Actor for a supporting role category at the recent Filmfare Awards for his lovable performance in Love Aaj Kal didn’t show up at the function.

He and wife Neetu stayed back in New Delhi despite knowing that their son Ranbir Kapoor, who was in the US, stood a good chance of picking up a trophy that night. A candid Rishi said, “My son is not a flash in the pan. He will keep getting awards through his career. However I can’t go to every awards function picking up his trophies. If I win, I’ll be there.” Point noted Chintu, but you should learn to be more sporting. After all, Ranbir is the future of  Bollywood.

Kapoors give Deepika a miss??

27 01 2010

We all know that Deepika has never been Neetu and Rishi Kapoors favourite. Adding fuel to the fire was the fact that yesterday, Rishis elder brother Randhir Kapoor, who hosted a dinner for his co-actors from Sajid Khan’s Houseful , apparently did not invite Deepika to his Chembur residence despite her being one of the films lead actresses . A few hours before the dinner party a source said, Sajid Nadiadwala , Sajid Khan, Farah Khan, Ritesh Deshmukh and Boman Irani will attend the dinner. The whole thing stemmed from a conversation at Bomans 25th wedding anniversary party when the Houseful actors told Randhir that they wanted to eat the traditional Kapoor khaana at his house. Randhir, of course, was more than happy to invite them over.

When contacted, Randhir told us that none of the three girls from Houseful – Deepika, Lara Dutta and Jiah Khan were invited. He said, I have invited only a few friends. The girls are not in Mumbai. The dinner has nothing to do with Houseful. Can’t I have a few friends at my place once in a while.

Surprisingly, Jiah told us that she was trying her best to reach the party when asked if she was invited. She sent us a text message, Yeah, I know about the party. I am trying to go. But it is also my uncles birthday tonight and will try to go to both the places. It would be wonderful to see all of them again and Dabooji (as Randhir is fondly called) is so wonderful. While we could not confirm if Lara was indeed not invited, Deepika Padukone remained evasive.

Rishi chooses Katrina over Deepika!!!

3 05 2009

Here is a snippet of the conversation between Rajeev (interviewer) and Rishi… In one answer Rishi opts for Katrina over Deepika!!

Rajeev Masand: But you know waking up in the morning and reading that Ranbir’s girlfriend Deepika is…

 Rishi Kapoor: He is young and he should be dating girls. He is dating girls I am told and he is on his own. Why should he not have fun? At his age I was having great fun, he too should have fun.

 Rajeev Masand: You just di ‘Love Aaj Kal’, with Deepika. Was it an interesting experience?

 Rishi Kapoor: The film or …?

 Rajeev Masand: Working with her?

 Rishi Kapoor: We did not have much of a part to play. But yes, of course, my first scene of the film is with them. I cannot talk much about the film because it is under wraps right now, so I cannot tell you. But yes, I had great fun working on that film.

 Rajeev Masand: One trick question. Which of Ranbir’s heroines is your favourite?

 Rishi Kapoor: How many films has he worked in, ya?

 Rajeev Masand: Okay, out of Deepika and Katrina, who do you like more?

 Rishi Kapoor: See, I have worked with Katrina alone and she will always be dear to me. I did Namastey London with Katrina. So Katrina is my favourite girl to work with.

We didn’t teach acting to Ranbir:Neetu Singh Kapoor

3 05 2009

Here’s an interview with one of the biggest star in Bollywood Ranbir Kapoor’s mother, Neetu Singh Kapoor.

(IANS) Her son is a star and she too is making a comeback with “Do Dooni Chaar” after more than two decades, but Neetu Singh says that neither she nor her actor husband Rishi Kapoor has ever tried to coach Ranbir despite having so many years of experience in Bollywood.

 “This is something that we were very sure about since the very beginning of Ranbir’s career. He has been doing his own stuff. ‘Saawariya’ as well as ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ have shown that he has been making smart choices and succeeding quite well,” Neetu Singh told IANS.

“We never thought of teaching acting to Ranbir. Whatever he has done, he has done on his own. Of course, whenever he has needed any help, we have always been there just like any other parents would be. But beyond that it’s always up to him on how he wants to interpret a character and portray it on the screen,” she added.

However, the family has been sharing a healthy interaction over the years as Bollywood has been a part of their blood.

“We do talk about movies most of the time and over the years whenever a film has released, regardless of which actor stars in it, we have spoken about it”, she said.

“It could have been a dining table conversation where we would have collectively critiqued a film. It could be positive or constructive talk about a film and along with Ranbir we have got into discussions around the way a particular scene unfolds or an actor performs,” Neetu said.

So which of her husband’s performances would she rate the highest over the years?

” ‘Chandni’ and ‘Damini’,” she replied promptly. “He has been very good in dozens of films over the last 40-odd years, but from the recent lot of his films, these two films are closest to my heart. These were difficult roles, especially ‘Damini’ where he had such a huge predicament to face. And he played this role to perfection,” Neetu said.

One of the popular actresses of the 1970s and 1980s, Neetu featured in a string of hits like “Khel Khel Mein”, “Priyatama”, “Deewar”, “Kala Patthar”, “Doosra Admi” and “Kabhi Kabhie”.

Years after her last big film “Yaarana” (1981) with Amitabh Bachchan, she would now be seen in “Do Dooni Chaar” along with Rishi Kapoor. What made her take the plunge?

“Frankly, there were offers over the years, but we all were so busy in our things,” she smiled. “Then my daughter Riddhima got married while Ranbir too began his acting career. This is when this exciting film ‘Do Dooni Chaar’ came up and I was game for the comeback. The film is a meaningful light-hearted entertainer where Rishi-ji plays a mathematics teacher while I play his wife and a mother of two grown-up kids.”

Directed by Habib Faisal, “Do Dooni Chaar” would be releasing in the latter half of 2009.

Ranbir Kapoor Brand Ambassador for Panasonic!!

6 04 2009

Ranbir Kapoor is flying high these day’s with shoots, movies, and ads. I knew this guy has a lot of potential and will surely make it big in Bollywood. He’s the son of Rishi and Neetu for gods sake! What do you expect??

He is the young star face of Pepsi and now Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor has become the brand ambassador for consumer goods giant Panasonic India as well.

The 26-year-old actor, who made his debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya in 2007, was officially tasked to promote Panasonic’s VIERA LCDs and Plasmas as well as television and home theatre brands across India at an event held at the Ashok Hotel here.

“Like every movie I choose to be a part of, I have chosen to endorse this brand after careful thought. I can only hold up those products that I am fully convinced about. I feel truly honoured to be its brand ambassador,” said Ranbir, who looked charming in a formal black suit.

“I have childhood memories of this brand since my father (actor Rishi Kapoor) had bought his first speakers from this company and he used to be very possessive about them. Even now, the telephones and televisions that I have at home are of the same brand,” he added.

Asked whether he would go out of his way to promote the products of the brand through his movies, Ranbir quipped: “Yes! If a film has a certain scene where a TV set is required, I will definitely ask the filmmaker to use Panasonic.”

According to Manish Sharma, head of marketing at Panasonic India Pvt Ltd (consumer electronics and home appliances), the company zeroed in on Ranbir because “he matched the brand personality”.

“We conducted a research and wanted our brand ambassador to meet five dimensions – he should be an established personality, should be able to create excitement, should have a competent personality, should be a premium brand himself and should be seasoned. For us, Ranbir’s cool and trendy image was a perfect match,” said Sharma.

As the brand ambassador, Ranbir would be involved in “communicating the brand values of the company through multi-media campaigns”, the company official said.

A special commercial featuring the Bachna Ae Haseeno star will be aired on television starting this month.

(Source: sify.movies.com)


16 02 2009

Today I’m going all out to promote the movie Delhi-6 for the gorgeous Sonam Kapoor. Please help spread the word to everyone that Delhi-6 is releasing this Friday 20th , February 2009.

PLEASE WATCH DELHI-6 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!