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Animal: 'Wish Rishi ji was here,' Neetu Kapoor remembers late husband after son Ranbir Kapoor's film release

Sandeep Reddy Vanga directed Animal, starring Ranbir Kapoor, hit the cinemas on December 1. A day after the release, Neetu Kapoor remembered her late husband Rishi Kapoor.

Animal: 'Wish Rishi ji was here,' Neetu Kapoor remembers late husband after son Ranbir Kapoor's film release
Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor. (Courtesy: Instagram/ Neetu Kapoor)

Last Updated: 12.01 PM, Dec 02, 2023


Ranbir Kapoor's movie Animal is now running in cinemas. Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, the film hit the silver screen on December 1, 2023. A day before the film's release, the premiere of Animal was held in Mumbai. It was attended by Ranbir's mother Neetu Kapoor, wife Alia Bhatt, and his in-laws. Amid Animal's theatrical release, Neetu Kapoor is missing her late husband Rishi Kapoor.

Neetu Kapoor says 'Wish Rishi ji was here'

Neetu Kapoor took to her Instagram stories and shared her son Ranbir's photo from Animal. While posting the same, she wrote a caption that read, "Wishi Rishi ji was here." For those unaware, Animal sheds light on the relationship of a father-son duo. Ranbir lost his dad Rishi to cancer in 2020. 

Neetu Kapoor's Instagram story.
Neetu Kapoor's Instagram story.

Ranbir Kapoor on equation with his father

"He was travelling everywhere so there was not a really friendly relationship between us. We couldn’t just sit and chat, and I really have that one regret in my life. I wish I could be friends with my father. I wish I could share more with him, which is one regret I always live with. I respected him but we were never friendly. But I’m glad I have a daughter to love. When God takes away something, he also gives something back," the actor said.

On the work front for Ranbir

Ranbir had two theatrical releases this year. 2023 began with his film, Tu Jhooti Main Makkaar, which was directed by Luv Ranjan. He starred alongside Shraddha Kapoor in the movie. And now, his movie, Animal, has hit the big screen.

Ranbir has shared screen space with Rashmika Mandanna. In the movie, Anil Kapoor plays the role of Ranbir's father whereas Bobby Deol is the main antagonist. A sequel to Animal is on cards as well.

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