Published On: Thu, Jul 28th, 2016

Exclusive: Ranbir Kapoor to play Raj Kapoor

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Exclusive Ranbir Kapoor to play Raj Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor is all set to recreate the life of his grandfather on the silver screen.

According to the latest buzz, Rishi Kapoor is keen on producing a film based on the illustrious life of the late Raj Kapoor. The biopic to be produced under the banner of RK films, is reported to star the Tamashaactor in the lead role.

“It is the Kapoor khandaan’s most cherished dream project. They’ve wanted to make a biopic on Raj saab for the longest time. Until Ranbir became an actor they couldn’t think of anyone who could fit the bill. Now the project is finally gaining shape,” a close source was quoted as saying, reports Deccan Chronicle.

The biopic will also mark the revival of RK banner, established by Raj Kapoor in 1948.

“The brothers, Rishi and Randhir, are in agreement. They feel Ranbir is the best person to play Raj saab,” reveals a member of the Kapoor clan.

We can’t wait to see what Kapoor and sons have to offer!

T R I V I A:
Shares his name with his grandfather, the legendary Raj Kapoor (his full name was Ranbir Raj Kapoor).
Great-nephew of Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor.
Great-grandson of Prithviraj Kapoor.
Grandson of Raj Kapoor.
Nephew of Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, Sanjana Kapoor ( Shashi’s children).
Nephew of actors Kunal Kapoor Karan Kapoor Sanjana Kapoor.
Grandson of actress/ costume designer Rajee Singh.
Discovered actor Jatin Sial for Aa Ab Laut Chale. Ranbir saw him a in a play and recommended him to his father Rishi Kapoor.
Great grand nephew of actor Trilok Kapoor ( Prithviraj’s brother).
Nephew of actor Jatin Sial. ( Rishi Kapoor’s Aunt Urmila Sial’s son).
Nephew of Aditya Raj Kapoor and Kanchan Desai ( Shammi Kapoor’s children).
Great grand nephew of Trilok Kapoor. Trilok is the brother of Prithviraj Kapoor.
Grand nephew of director Vijay Kapoor and his brother actor, politician Vicky Kapoor. Their father was Trilok Kapoor. Trilok was the brother of Prithviraj Kapoor.
Nephew of Jatin Sial ( Dad’s cousin.Urmila Sial’s son).
Distant great grand nephew of Kamal Kapoor. Kamal was a cousin of Prithviraj Kapoor.
Grandfather Raj Kapoor’s maternal uncle was actor Jugal Kishore Mehra. Jugal married actress Anwari Begum and adopted her daughter actress Zarine ( Nasreen). Nasreen is the mother of actress/ singer Salma Agha. This makes Salma Agha his aunt. This also makes Sasha Agha his cousin.
Ranbir Kapoor is a relative of Anil , Boney , Sanjay , Sonam and Arjun Kapoor. His great grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor was a cousin of Surinder Kapoor ( Anil Kapoor ‘s dad).
Visted the Fiji Islands in 1986. He accompanied his father for a stage concert with Dimple Kapadia, Asrani and Prem Chopra .
Was roommate’s with Abhay Chopra ( Ravi Chopra’s son) in the year 2000 in New York. Ranbir was there to attend a acting school.
Cousin Shaira Kapoor (Shashi Kapoor’s granddaughter) worked as production designer in Bombay Velvet.
His father Rishi Kapoor‘s brother is Randhir Kapoor, whose wife is Babita Kapoor. Babita’s aunt is classic actress Sadhana, whom Ranbir escorted on the ramp of a fashion show for charity in 2014. A cheerful Sadhana wore a beautiful pink sari, while being on the arm of the handsome dapper Ranbir, in what turned out to be her last public appearance. A year-and-a-half later, she died from a high fever. Rishi went to her house to pay his last respects and was touched to see that she had kept a framed picture of her and Ranbir from the fashion show on her nightstand.
Cousin Pooja Desai was a assistant director in Dhoom 2 and Om Shanti Om. Pooja is the granddaughter of Shammi Kapoor.
His uncle is Sanjay Kapoor the CEO of Talking Pictures Productions in Bahrain. Sanjay is the son of director Vijay Kapoor. Vijay Kapoor has another son named Ajay Kapoor. Ajay Kapoor is the Executive Director at Indra Media Pvt Ltd. Ajay is Zee Sports – Head of Programming. Ajay has also been a producer of several drama series. He has also been the Nimbus Television – Creative Director. Ajay has also been the producer of Ten Sports. Director Vijay Kapoor also has a daughter named Anuradha settled in India. Anuradha has a daughter settled in Australia.
Second cousin of actor Adiraj Malhotra. Adiraj starred in the video “Purana Andaz ” as a child. Adiraj is son of actor Monty Nath. Month Nath was the son of actor Prem Nath. Prem Nath’s sister was married to Raj Kapoor.
Second cousin of director Siddharth Malhotra.
Grandnephew of Prem Nath, Rajendra Nath and Narendra Nath.

News Source Tribune & IMDB

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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