The son of actors Rishi and Neetu, and the grandson of actor-director Raj, Kapoor pursued film-making and method acting at the School of Visual Arts and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, respectively.He subsequently assisted Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the film Black (2005), and made his acting debut with Bhansali's tragic romance Saawariya (2007), a box office flop.
Ranbir Kapoor broke a million hearts last week when he finally announced that he is dating Katrina Kaif and the couple plans to get hitched sometime next year.
There are few moments that I remember, but also having been told by my family members what he used to think of me, how he used to be towards me. It was actually in this garden, that we were playing. I have this faint memory of a song that he was singing to me. He used to call us to his room, which was somewhere downstairs and make us stand in a line and say, “Salaam karo.” We all use to do ; then we had to give him a kiss on either of his cheeks; then he use to give us all these caramel toffees that he used to get from abroad. I don’t really remember him as the star or filmmaker. Then beyond that, whatever I’m today is because of his films. My grandmother, by far, is the most like-minded person I’ve ever met. Just spending time with her, talking about my life, her life, movies, people, food... I was very close to her while growing up, but now living with her, really hanging out with her has been the most enriching time for me in these last 33 years. Not to turn negative, anxious, nervous or insecure that my films are not working.
I think it was a film function and I was playing barefoot. In the middle of the party, he took me to his bedroom. I know him more now through his films then actually as a grandson. There’s an enormous negative spotlight on my personal life. You have to really understand it and then, free yourself from it. See, my purpose is an actor, so I’m in that phase where my films have to change, my expressions, the tricks in my magic bag have to change. I’ve to go back to being a nobody and there is absolute bliss in that.
To be a nobody, completely strip yourself from all the trappings that you have.
The star that I was meant to be or I didn’t become, cancel all of that.