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Animal actor Ranbir Kapoor on his late father Rishi Kapoor - 'I still haven't understood the loss

Rishi Kapoor passed away on April 30, 2020 after battling with leukemia for a long time. 

Animal actor Ranbir Kapoor on his late father Rishi Kapoor - 'I still haven't understood the loss
Ranbir Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor

Last Updated: 06.36 PM, Nov 24, 2023


Ranbir Kapoor is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film 'Animal,' which revolves around the troubled relationship between a father and his son. The actor, currently engrossed in promoting his film, recently made an appearance on Telugu superstar Nandamuri Balakrishna's show, 'Unstoppable with NBK.' While talking about the movie the actor remebered his late father legendary Rishi Kapoor, and spoke about dealing with his loss. 

During one of their conversations about the film's storyline, Ranbir reflected on his late father, Rishi Kapoor, and shared that he still hasn't fully expressed the loss he feels. The actor revealed, “I think the loss of a parent is always the biggest low in a person’s life. So when I lost my father a couple of years ago… I don’t think I have still understood the loss. Because you know being a son… since the time you are born, you are always taught to be strong. You don’t express and say much. So I don’t know if I have really expressed my father’s loss yet to myself or to my loved ones.”

“There is a very strong father-son emotion. And I think that was the base that I really connected with. While growing up, I was not very close to my father also because my father… My relationship with my father was how his relationship was with his father. There was a lot of love and respect but there was distance,” he said and added that “somewhere all father-son chemistry in India is a bit dicey. I really connected with that part of the story.”

During the trailer launch event of the film, Ranbir remembered Rishi Kapoor and shared that he was a ‘very passionate, aggressive man.’ He mentioned that he tried to take those traits from him to make his character look more raw

For those unfamiliar, ‘Animal,’ directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga , starring Rashmika Mandanna and Anil Kapoor, was initially scheduled to release on August 11. However, due to post-production issues, the film faced delays. Now, it is set to clash with Vicky Kaushal’s 'Sam Bahadur' as both films are scheduled for release on December 1. 

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