21st Feb 2012
With my Mum in tow I popped down to the start of the London School of Economics’s India week which was inauguarated by the legend that is Mr. Rishi Kapoor. Armaan Kirmaani (R.K’s co-star in Patiala House) came on stage to give an intro to the star and to explain his own route into acting. He studyed Law at Cambridge before enrolling on a series of acting courses and making his way over to B-Town. His speech was full of humour and he finished by asking us all to remember and appreciate the great gift our parents have given our generation- the gift of choice. That our parents generation of hard work has afforded us the freedom to choose our own path. So very true. The floor was then handed over to the excitable Prof Rachel Dwyer, Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema. Her intro and the subsequent conversation with Rishi Kapoor was warm and engaging. Rishi was as charasmatic as ever and during the interview the audience had a karoke moment or two when Rachel pulled up some of his film clips. My pictures and video from the event are pretty dire so I’ll leave you with a few stills from his films.
the best pic I could manage on my phone!
Working those leathers in Bobby
Clip from Karz- Meri Umar Ke Naujawaanon -Om Shanti Om
Banner from the hit Do Dooni Chaar
Still from Agneepath the role no one expected R.K to play.