I'm a damn good actor: Rishi Kapoor



The last time we saw Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor together on screen was 27 years ago. Well, fans of the actors can brace themselves as the duo is set to grace the silver screen together once again with their upcoming film '102 Out Not', which is set to be on big screens - May 4, 2018. It's of a comedy-drama genre starring the two Bollywood veterans. 

What's great about the actors from the 70s and 80s is that they are unapologetically pompous. They were the master of their own times, wrote their own lines, danced with their own styles and gave the characters a very rustic and personal feel. 

Actors today are more methodical and have to adhere by the rules of the production house. So, what was it about the actors from the 70s that got to the? Where they delusional? 

He assurtes, “I don’t have delusions of grandeur. I’m aware that I’m no longer a stand-alone actor. My name by itself cannot market a film. But I’m also aware that I’m a damn good character actor, that brings a lot to the table.”

That’s Rishi Kapoor, at the age of 64, serving a frank self-appraisal on a location shoot in a limestone Afghan Church, on a sun-roasted afternoon. The shoot is on for director Umesh Shukla’s 120 Not Out, adapted from a play, which has packed in house-full shows for years. Kapoor plays the curmudgeonly 75 year old son to Amitabh Bachchan, who turns an irrepressible 102 years old for the part, determined someway to break the life-span world record. 

Thus, three cheers for spontaneous actors. They felt the character. They didn't want to tap into every genre because they were more focused on the craft rather than the business side. They were accepted with open arms because they were able to be more relatable and had a connectivity factor.