Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Brunch
Ruhan Kapoor, Singer-actor
“I had posters of Elvis Presley and Tom Jones on my cupboard”
When you were 22, what stage of your career were you at?
I was doing theatre when I was selected by Yash Chopra to play the romantic lead in his directorial venture, Faasle (1985).
What was your bank balance like?
There is a tradition in my house—my father (renowned playback singer Mahendra Kapoor) gave my mom all his earnings. I did the same. I would take pocket money.
What was your frame of mind then?
I had assisted Manoj Kumarji on Kranti when I was 16, was familiar with filmmaking and had seen great actors performing. So, I
“WHEN I GOT MY FIRST FILM, I BOUGHT MY FIRST CAR—A RED MARUTI 800. I STILL REMEMBER THE NUMBER”
“How much you don’t miss what you don’t have is how happy you will be.”