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From Prithviraj Kapoor to Ranbir Kapoor: How Prem Chopra transcends generations in Bollywood

Updated on: 28 February,2024 07:08 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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Veteran actor Prem Chopra's journey in Bollywood spans four generations of the Kapoor family, showcasing professionalism over familial ties

From Prithviraj Kapoor to Ranbir Kapoor: How Prem Chopra transcends generations in Bollywood

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From collaborating with Prithviraj Kapoor to Raj Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor, veteran star Prem Chopra, one of the most iconic villains in Hindi cinema, has worked with the entire Kapoor family across four generations. His latest film 'Animal' was with Ranbir only.

Sharing his experience working with the son of late Rishi Kapoor, Prem Chopra told ANI, "Ranbir is a very fine actor. He did a good damn job in 'Rocket Singh'. He was very much involved."

Prem Chopra has worked with Ranbir in a couple of films. He essayed the role of Ranbir's father in 'Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year' and in Sandeep Reddy Vanga's 'Animal', he was featured as the elder brother of Ranbir Kapoor's grandfather.

Interestingly, Prem Chopra shares a close bond with the Kapoors due to their family dynamics. He married Uma Malhotra in 1969. She is the sibling of late Krishna Raj Kapoor, wife of Raj Kapoor. On being related to the Kapoor family, Prem Chopra said, "My wife is a younger sister of Mrs Raj Kapoor. Also, that relationship does not matter when you are facing the camera." He also explained that having connections in the family does not necessarily result in getting work in the industry.

He said, "It doesn't matter at all. You are playing a character. I told you it is a commercial business... nobody takes just because I tell somebody please take him/ her. They (the makers) take the person who they think is suitable for the role." Prem Chopra has also worked with Neetu Kapoor and Babita.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Ranbir has Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Love and War' in his basket, alongside Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal. The exact genre of the movie featuring these three stars has not yet been disclosed, but it is being termed an 'epic drama'. The movie is expected to go on floors in a few months and is slated for a Christmas 2025 release.

A source close to the development informed Pinkvilla, "Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been fascinated to make a pure love story that stands the test of time, and this one falls right in the zone. It's a timeless love story with three principal characters played by Ranbir, Alia, and Vicky."

"The Maverick filmmaker is looking to take the film on floors around November 2024 with a marathon schedule. The yet-to-be-titled film is an original love story set against the backdrop of war. It's an homage by SLB to the 1964 classic 'Sangam,' directed by Raj Kapoor."

(With inputs from ANI)

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