Kapoor family’s contribution to films immense, says Aditya Raj

Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Bollywood’s famed Kapoor family has made a lot of contribution to the film industry, and it is keeping up with the times, says late superstar Shammi Kapoor’s actor son Aditya Raj Kapoor, awaiting the release of his project “Parents”.

“I just saw Raj Kapoor’s ‘Chori Chori’ and that film is still young. Shammiji’s ‘Kashmir Ki Kali’ is still young. Shashiji’s ‘Sharmilee’ also. So these people have contributed a lot to the film industry,” Aditya said here at the mahurat of “Parents”, when asked about his views on his family’s role in Indian cinema’s 100 years.

“Parents”, co-produced by Kishore Jangid and Deepak Jangid, is being directed by Hanif Chhipa. The movie’s music is composed by Shravan Rathod of former Nadeem-Shravan duo. It goes on floors May 19.

Aditya went on to describe how his father Shammi Kapoor, as well as uncles Raj Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor, worked their magic.

“Raj saab said a lot even without saying anything. Shammiji just moved a bit and a song got over. Shashiji’s style made a lot of women’s hearts flutter. There is really (a lot of) what these three people have contributed,” he said.

“All three of them have come from a man (named) Prithviraj Kapoor. Watch my grandfather’s early films like ‘Sikander’. He was a handsome man,” he added.

From the current generation, he is particularly happy for his cousin Rishi Kapoor’s son Ranbir, one of the most popular commercial actors of Bollywood today.

“Ranbir is very special. He is making big efforts and he has moved out of his family tradition and done some tough roles. He is making a lot of effort and at such an age. He has everything and doesn’t need to, but still he is doing such a lot of work,” said Aditya.

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