Rishi Kapoor biography: What's the hold-up?

Published August 26, 2015
The Bollywood legend's life chronicles have long been in the pipeline — Photo courtesy Hindustan Times
The Bollywood legend's life chronicles have long been in the pipeline — Photo courtesy Hindustan Times

Rishi Kapoor fans will have to keep their eyes peeled at their next visit to the book store.

The Bollywood actor-director-producer's memoir is near completion, and only a final selection of family photographs is keeping the book from going into print, reports DNA India.

That, and a debate about the title of the book.

Rishi Kapoor wants his memoir to be titled Son Of A Famous Father, Father Of A Famous Son. But publishers say that it is way too long.

“It is the truth of my life. It’s not easy being the son of the great Raj Kapoor and the father of superstar Ranbir," said Rishi, cheekily adding that "considering everything, I’ve done pretty okay for myself.”

The memoir, which is being co-written by a journalist, will offer a lot of insight into his family life, but will not be as tell-all as fans would hope.

“If you think I’m going to talk about the women in my my life, then sorry my friend, not happening. They are married with children and grandchildren. So am I,” quipped the actor.

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