Rishi Kapoor‘s autobiography, ‘Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored’, is making it to the headlines for quite a few reasons. In his autobiography, he revealed a lot of things, including his meeting with Dawood Ibrahim. Post this, there’s an update on the book, stating that his son Ranbir Kapoor who has penned the foreword for ‘Khullam Khulla’. The foreword gives us an insight into the estranged relationship that this star father and son duo shares. With whatever stories have made it to the internet so far, they did speak about the detached relationship that Ranbir and Rishi Kapoor share, but this foreword is like an emotional piece by Ranbir wishing that things would have been different.
His foreword reads,
I am closer to my mother. I feel that Dad modelled his relationship with me on the one he shared with his own father. And it is true that I have never crossed a certain line with him. But there is no sense of loss or vacuum here. I do wish sometimes that I could be friendlier with him or even spend more time with him. Sometimes I wish I could just pick up the phone and ask him, ‘Dad, how are you doing?’ But we do not have that. We do not have a phone relationship. When I get married and have children, I would want to change that dynamic with them. I don’t want my relationship with my children to be as formal as the one I have with my father. I want to be friendlier, be more connected, spend more time with them than he did with me.
I love my father dearly and have immense respect for him. I’m inspired by him and never want to let him down. I know he has only my best interests at heart. He also takes care of the financial side of my work. So we are more connected now. His confidence in me and my work makes me take pride in it. I persevere that much harder because of this. His belief and his encouragement are important to me.
I do not have a take on his Twitter personality. All I can say is, so long as he is being honest and having fun, it’s his prerogative. Social media is something very personal. Of course, he gets himself into a spot sometimes with his frank speak, but I know he has no agenda and no hidden motive. My father is a straight arrow.