Rishi: I write openly about how I survived the industry

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By Neharika, Bollywood.com News Network

Actor Rishi Kapoor was a heartthrob of his time and had a huge fan following. He started his filmy career in 1973 with a film named ‘Bobby’. Years passed and he kept on evolving as a Bollywood superstar.

Recently, Kapoor attended the Vadodara Literature Festival, which is being held at Sevasi village on the city outskirts in collaboration with Navrachna University. Over there, he was quoted saying, "For the first 25 years of my career, I did nothing but sing and dance. In my second innings, I have got the chance to act.”

Kapoor has won acclaim for his mature and unusual performances in several films like ‘Agneepath’, ‘D-Day’ and ‘Kapoor and Sons’. The 64-year-old actor also talked about his Twitter experiences. He said, "Every one has right to express his views on any subject and I am a common man, a tax payer and part of the society...So I use to share my views on Twitter with people which may be liked or opposed , but it should be debated."

In his tell-all book "Khullam Khulla" Kapoor said, "In the book, I write openly about how I survived in the industry through my hard work and the love of my fans despite being a romantic hero in an action-films era."

"My head was in the clouds after 'Bobby,' but my struggle had only begun because at the age of 21, I had become a hero. But then I had realized that I have to keep my feet on ground. The first thing I did when I heard that I would be acting in my father's film was to go to my room and practise my autograph," he further said.

Kapoor also talked about the present scenario of the industry. He said that now films are produced for multiplex cinema houses. He said, "New movies have a lot of action and technology playing an important role. The days of movies based on love stories are over. It will be difficult to produce a film like 'Amar Akbar Anthony' now.”