The Kapoor family is one of the first Hindi Cinema film families. From Prithviraj Kapoor to Raj Kapoor to Shammi Kapoor to Shashi Kapoor to Rishi and Randhir Kapoor, the legacy is now being passed on through the new generation of stars like Kareena and Ranbir Kapoor. There is one more in the family, Aditya Raj Kapoor, the son of Shammi Kapoor.
He was all set for his big Bollywood debut after Rishi Kapoor’s 1973 hit with Raj Kapoor’s blockbuster Bobby, Bobby. However, some words from his spiritual guru changed his life forever. In an interview with SpotBoyE, he revealed why he never went to the cinema and made his way into the world of celluloid. There were some revelations and some surprising.
He said, “I was 17, I was a rebel for no reason and I was going to make my film debut. Then I found my spiritual guru. And he told me those life-changing words – ‘Leave The Film Industry’.” He added, “The moment I was to be launched as a hero under the RK Banner, right after Rishi (Kapoor) was launched in Bobby, I left.”
He also stated that his father constantly questioned his decision to become an actor, saying, “I also assisted Raj Saab and prepared to become a film director. My father questioned my decision over and over. But I was adamant. Guruji instructed me to try my luck in entrepreneurship. “
Kapoor started his own company and did not pursue a career in films. The revelation of his life continued when he said, “He arranged for me to work with a shipping magnate Yogendra Madhav Lal and then Rajan Nanda. Then I started my own business. For 25 years I never watched the cinema. I quit. with seeing movies. The temptation to return to the industry has never left me. Even after my Guruji’s death I didn’t look back to the movie industry. Only after I migrated to Dubai did I return to the movies . “
Kapoor stated that he finally became an actor and that his father saw all of his movies. He said, “I became an actor … finally. My dad watched every shot of me in promos, trailers, movies. At the age of 76, he played the part of my career counselor and mentor … a role he would have. when I was 19 if I hadn’t left the film industry. Now at my father’s funeral the entire Kapoor clan came together. “
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