Earlier this year, veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor passed away after a two-year-long battle with cancer. His demise was a massive blow to the film industry and left behind a void like no other. Now, Ranbir Kapoor opens up about the pain of losing one parent. Ranbir stood strong next to his father in times of his ill-health. In his latest interview with Rajeev Masand, Ranbir reveals that his father Rishi Kapoor had the ‘largest impact’ on him.
When asked about his late father inspired him, the actor said, “I think the person I am is because of the strong value system he imbibed in me. He’s been an extremely passionate man, a family man.” Talking about the time he spent with his father in the last two years, Ranbir says, “Just the time I spent with him in these last 2 years before he passed.. walking with him from the hotel to the hospital while he was getting his chemotherapy and just walking in silence and just being around him..It’s gone so fast but I don’t know if I have really formed words yet to tell what impact he has had on me. But I do know that it’s the largest impact a human being has had in my life so far.”
Later, the actor was asked about how the last few months have been for him and if he had time for introspection. Ranbir replies, “Well, I think there’s only been time for that. It’s been quite a big year in my life starting with losing a parent which I don’t think has seeped in yet. Still in some ways dealing with that.” Talking about how he is dealing with the loss of one parent, he spoke about how his mother Neetu Kapoor tested positive for COVID-19. He adds, “So many things happened in this year. But yes, I have had good time to reflect on things.. to reflect on my personal, professional life.”
Further, he talks about missing acting and says, “Where acting is concerned, of course, I miss it. I just hope I haven’t forgotten it (smiles) It’s been quite some time since I have been in front of the camera but it’s like riding a cycle. Once you’re on it.. it just takes some time and then you’re at it.”
On the work front, Ranbir was last seen in the film Sanju (2018) and will be seen in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra next.