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Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor has often ended up in evoking controversies and backlash for his outspoken nature. The 102 Not Out actor, who often speaks his minds out, has expressed his views on his son Ranbir Kapoor’s film choices.
While talking about Ranbir’s career in the film industry, he mentioned Sanju, which he said was impressive and his other two films that disappointed him, directed by Anurag Basu and Anurag Kashyap. In an interview with the Huffington Post, he said, “It (Sanju) was a pretty good film, unlike both Velvet or Jagga. They were bad films. They were indulgent.”
“Anurag Kashyap (Bombay Velvet). You give him so much money, he literally didn’t know what to do with it. Jagga Jasoos was such a bad film, such a bad story. It was absolutely rubbish. I questioned Ranbir and he said, “Papa, the man who gave me Barfi, how could I question his… I thought he’d be responsible enough to know to keep the story at its point,” he added.
Rishi Kapoor also went on to praise Ranbir for the hard work he had put in for Sanju. “I’ve seen that boy coming to the house and not eating, then working out and putting on weight for the bulked up Sanju and then losing it all for the lanky one. And that boy has worked really hard for the film. People are not really understanding the amount of labour that is gone as an actor in the film,” he added.
Sanju, which stars an ensemble cast alongside Ranbir Kapoor, is based on the controversial life of Sanjay Dutt, mainly depicting three phases of his life — drug abuse, the women in his life and his 1993 imprisonment. The film was released worldwide on June 29.