Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor is all set to complete 42 years in Bollywood.
The actor, who made his debut with ‘Bobby’ in 1973, has started in over 100 movies.
“I started with Bobby in 1972 and ended up working in many films that proved to be a hit and a few films that were a flop at the box office. At the same time, I have thoroughly enjoyed playing all these roles. Even the third generation in our family watches my yesteryear films today. What more can I wish for? It is a pleasure that even the current generation loves me and knows me from my old films,” said Rishi Kapoor to a leading daily.
Rishi Kapoor is glad that even at his age he is still managing to grab interesting roles and he credits Amitabh Bachchan for this.
“Today filmmakers wish to cast us in various roles. I turned a villain in Agnipath. It was a path-breaking role for me. However, I wasn’t confident enough to portray this character and felt insecure thinking if I could do justice to the role of a pimp,” he said.
The actor believes that audience have gotten smarter and no longer go to watch a bad movie no matter the star power.
“Today the stories are different and challenging. Audiences are smart and we need to cater to them with alluring stories since they can differentiate between good and bad cinema. So filmmakers need to come up with refreshing stories. They cannot fool the audiences today,” he said.
Rishi Kapoor will next be seen in ‘101 Not Out’ and he is excited about the movie.
“I am looking forward to 101 Not Out, for which I have already finished shooting. I am looking forward to this film with Amitabh. We are coming together after so many years. It was great doing films together,” he said.
When asked if there was a chance to see the Kapoor family come together for a movie, he said it wouldn’t happen anytime in future.
“Presently, there is no chance for audiences to watch us together. The three of us haven’t signed any films together. Though if the script is good, then we will surely take up a film,” he concluded.