Indian film actor, Ranbir Kapoor, recently stirred up emotions during a promotional event for his forthcoming film, 'Animal.' Kapoor, who is known for his candid and introspective nature, bared his heart to the audience, reflecting on his strained relationship with his late father, the revered actor Rishi Kapoor, and his newfound joy in fatherhood.
Remembering Rishi Kapoor: A Father-Son Relationship
While discussing his personal life, Ranbir Kapoor expressed regret over the lack of a close bond with his father. He attributed this to Rishi Kapoor's demanding work schedule, which often required him to juggle multiple film shoots simultaneously and travel extensively. This intense commitment to his profession, while admirable, unfortunately, left little room for a deeper personal connection between the father and son.
Despite this, Ranbir Kapoor held his father in high esteem, acknowledging the immense respect he had for Rishi Kapoor's work ethic and dedication to his craft. Yet, he couldn't help but lament the missed opportunities for a more friendly and intimate relationship with his father. This sentiment was also echoed by Rishi Kapoor, who passed away in 2020, and had previously expressed his regret over their strained relationship, particularly after Ranbir moved out of their family home.
'Animal': A New Chapter in Ranbir's Career
On a professional front, Ranbir Kapoor is all set for the release of his latest film, 'Animal,' directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. The movie also boasts a star-studded cast, including Anil Kapoor as Ranbir's on-screen father, and is slated for release on December 1 in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. The film has already garnered significant attention and has seen a positive start with substantial advance bookings.
Ranbir Kapoor: Embracing Fatherhood
Amidst the shadow of sorrow cast by his father's loss, Ranbir Kapoor found solace in his own journey into fatherhood. He expressed profound gratitude for his daughter, Raha Kapoor, who was born on November 6, 2022. This new role has brought immense joy into his life, as he shared anecdotes of their interactions, including video calls where Raha responds with flying kisses.
Interestingly, Ranbir Kapoor also expressed his desire to temporarily step away from acting to focus entirely on his role as a father. This commitment to his family resonates with his longing for a closer bond with his father, underscoring the importance of personal relationships amidst professional pursuits.