If not for his films, Rishi Kapoor, is always in the news for his tweets. Visit the actor's Twitter page and you’ll know exactly why. From lashing out at the credibility of Bollywood award functions to taking digs at fellow actors, Kapoor stops at nothing. His tweets are entertaining, to say the least, and at times, he does make a joke or two on himself. While his antics on social media are garnering a lot of attention, let’s not forget that he has done some of his best work in the past decade. Rishi Kapoor may not have enjoyed the superstardom that Amitabh Bachchan or Rajesh Khanna did, but in the past few years, he’s given many exceptional performances that have proven his longevity. Today, on his birthday, let’s have a look at some of them.
Do Dooni Chaar
Habib Faisal’s Do Dooni Chaar had Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh working together after years. The husband-wife duo played the role of a middle-class couple with two kids. Unlike their real life, in the film, they struggled to make ends meet and Kapoor’s endearing performance made you sympathize with his character.
Rishi Kapoor stated that he was reluctant to take up the role of the antagonist in the remake of the 1990 film, Agneepath. We’re glad he signed up for the movie as no one else would be a better fit to play, Rauf Lala. He also won several awards for the performance.
Which grandpa smokes up with his grandsons? Well, Amarjeet Kapoor did. In Kapoor & Sons, Rishi Kapoor played an octogenarian, who wanted to have a family photo clicked before he passes away. The actor got some of the best dialogues in the movie and left everyone in splits.
Student of the Year
In his boldest role ever, Kapoor was seen as a gay professor in Karan Johar’s Student of the Year. Besides hitting on his colleague (played by Ronit Roy), Dean Yoginder Vashisht also came up with weird tests for students to prove their worth. Like winning a dance competition gives you the Student of the Year award. Really?
Love Aaj Kal
Even though Rishi Kapoor had a small role in Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal, he made a lasting impression. His character, Veer Singh, kept giving relationship advice to the film’s protagonist (Saif Ali Khan), and the hopefuls watching the movie!
We hope he continues to star in movies and make us laugh and cry for years to come. Happy Birthday, Mr. Kapoor!