The talk of B-Town about the shocking assertions made by Rishi Kapoor in his latest autobiography ‘Khullam Khulla: Rishi KApoor Uncensored’ exposes the truth right from his love for booze to his father’s Raj Kapoor’s long love affairs with leading ladies Nargis and Vyjayanthimala.
Recently, we came across one of the excerpts from his book that revealed some shocking information about his co-star, the ‘Shehenshah’ of Indian Cinema, Amitabh Bachan. Here’s what he had to say, “To go back to Amitabh, I must confess there is still a lingering issue I have with Amitabh Bachchan. A big disadvantage of working in an all-star movie in those days was that everybody only wanted to make action films, which automatically meant that the star who could carry off action with the most flair would get the meatiest part. That’s how, with the exception of Kabhi Kabhie, which was a romantic film, none of the multi-starrers I featured in had an author-backed role for me. Directors and writers unfailingly reserved their strongest, pivotal roles for Amitabh Bachchan. And it wasn’t just me. Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna faced it too.”
Rishi Kapoor also states that even though they were titled as smaller stars but still they were not lesser actors than him. With more revelations made by the book Rishi Kapoor further adds on, “But it was the way things were and we accepted it gracefully. Not because we considered ourselves inferior actors but because tedha sikka chal raha tha (that was the coin of the day). It cannot happen today. No Khan works with another Khan. Nobody is willing to work with any other hero on such unequal terms. Today, if Shah Rukh Khan is ruling the roost, Salman, Aamir or Hrithik will not accept a secondary role. Vinod Khanna was damn good in Khoon Pasina, Shatrughan Sinha shone in Kaala Patthar, Shashi uncle was superb in Kabhi Kabhie. But if they remained unappreciated, it was because they were working at a disadvantage. But still, we worked together amicably.”
BOOM! These confessions from his book have officially put the Indian film fraternity on fire…