Keen on reviving RK Films banner: Randhir Kapoor
Actor-director Randhir Kapoor says he is keen to revive RK Films, the banner established by his filmmaker father Raj Kapoor
"Very soon RK Films will start producing many films in a year with new directors, music composers and actors. They will help us to understand the psyche of today's audience. We will keep you entertaining the way we have been doing from the past 80 years," Randhir told PTI.
Raj Kapoor established RK Films in 1948. The first film under the banner 'Aag' was a failure but Kapoor found success with 'Barsaat', which also became its logo. He then went on to direct films like 'Awaara', 'Boot Polish', 'Jagte Raho', 'Shri 420' and many others for the banner.
When Kapoor died in 1988 in the middle of shooting 'Henna', Randhir took over the studio. The last film under the banner was 'Aa Ab Laut Chalen' in 1999. Randhir, 66, directed three film - 'Henna', 'Dharam Karam', 'Kal Aaj Aur Kal' - with the banner. Asked if he would direct any other film under the banner when it will be revived, the actor said, "I should have directed more but I am a lazy person and have taken a backseat."
Randhir made his acting and directorial debut with 'Kal Aaj Aur Kal', which also starred his wife Babita, father Raj Kapoor and grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor. He gave three consecutive hit films 'Jeet', 'Raampur Ka Lakshman' and 'Jawani Diwani'.
"I am very happy and satisfied with my Bollywood journey. I am a happy man. Both my children (Kareena and Karisma) are doing well. I don't do much work these days. I don't work to earn my livelihood anymore," he said.
Randhir is now seen in light-hearted films like 'Housefull', 'Housefull 2' and 'Action Replayy'. "Now, I can't play the kind of characters I played in my days. I like the directors I have worked with.
They respect me and Sajid (Khan) had even told me that he wrote Dabboo Kapoor's character in 'Housefull 2' keeping me in mind. All these mean a lot to me," he said. Randhir will be seen in Prabhudeva's next 'Ramaiya Vastavaiya' along with Poonam Dhillon and Vinod Khanna. "I am a fan of Prabhudeva and wanted to work with him.
It's a sensible film and a very refreshing. Moreover, I was getting to work with my friends Poonam Dhillon and Vinod Khanna," said the actor, who is paired opposite Poonam in the film, which will hit theatres this week.