Ranbir Kapoor has confirmed that with the help of his family, he is making progress with his efforts to revive his grandfather Raj Kapoor’s acclaimed RK Films banner.
Ranbir is working with his father, Rishi Kapoor, and his uncle, Randhir Kapoor, on finalizing scripts for a home production under the RK Films banner. The RK Film banner was first set up in 1948 by Raj Kapoor, ans was responsible for Hindi flim classics such as Awaara, Shri 420 and Satyam Shivam Sundaram.
“There has been a lot of progress in our plans to revive the RK banner. We have zeroed in on some scripts and we hope to start production soon,” says Ranbir.
In a recent promotional outing, Ranbir cited his grandfather, Raj Kapoor, as his idol and role model. Reviving the RK Films banner and continuing the Kapoor legacy is a project that is obviously close to the younger Kapoor’s heart.
“The Kapoor family is in the film industry since the past 80 years starting from my great grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor, to me and my cousins (Karisma and Kareena). I hope we continue to contribute to cinema in the same way,” he says.
While efforts to revive the Kapoor home studios are well underway, Ranbir denies the persistent rumours that he is to play Raj Kumar in an upcoming film, allegedly based on the love affair between the legendary filmmaker and Nargis.
“It’s completely nonsense. There is no film being made on Raj Kapoor and Nargis. Neither any director, nor any production house has approached me, but yes, I am playing Kishore Kumar in an upcoming film and that film will only be releasing next year,” he says.
Ranbir’s upcoming films are Raajneeti, Anjana Anjaani and Rockstar.