Stardust (English) - - STARDUST ON THE GO - Words: Su­mita Chakraborty

2018; and Rishi Kapoor is still go­ing strong even after 48 ‘long and some­times gru­elling years’ in the in­dus­try. But yes, he is the man who has weath­ered sev­eral storms – in fact, sup­pos­edly dur­ing his time, each time a new hero was launched, there would be the manda­tory head­lines tom-tom­ming ‘Move over Rishi Kapoor, xyz is here!’ Fur­ther­more, he be­longed to the much cel­e­brated first fam­ily of the in­dus­try – the Kapoors - from Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor to the charm­ing Shashi Kapoor. …And though, Rishi Kapoor was and still is a fine ac­tor, his il­lus­tri­ous lin­eage how­ever tended to over­shadow his amaz­ing act­ing feats. But still this Kapoor hung in there. And though at one time, he was called the orig­i­nal cho­co­late boy, to­day, he has honed his skills and moved to newer un­known ter­ri­to­ries from do­ing chal­leng­ing char­ac­ter roles to even dab­bling in an anti-hero char­ac­ter Rauf Lala in Agneepath. To­day, this self-con­fessed “grumpy” ac­tor is also her­alded as the Twit­ter king who keeps court­ing con­tro­ver­sies galore sim­ply be­cause he re­fuses to mince his words or pull back his punches. Ca­reer­wise too, Rishi Kapoor is in­deed go­ing great guns - the trailer launch of his lat­est film pro­mos 102NotOut with the Big B of the in­dus­try, Amitabh Bachchan is gar­ner­ing much rave re­views. And as, Rishi or Chintu, as he is fondly called, him­self says that he be­lieves that he is now in the best in­nings of his life. So get ready to see many more spec­tac­u­lar per­for­mances of the great Rishi Kapoor.

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