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Rishi Kapoor

A Family Affair

Text by: Vanya Lochan

‘Sharmaji Namkeen’ marked a pivotal departure for mainstream Indian cinema with the casting of Paresh Rawal as the same character played by Rishi Kapoor, who passed away unexpectedly during the filming. We consider the willing acceptance of this unconventional solution — likely encouraged by Ranbir Kapoor’s personalised introduction before the opening credits — and what it says about Indian spectatorship, celebrity culture and the audience’s relationship with Bollywood’s “first family”
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Overheard: “Thankfully the store opened right before my birthday” at the launch party of Tod's in Mumbai
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Rishi Kapoor, Bollywood Actor

The Reinvention of Rishi Kapoor

Text by Geeta Rao. Photographs by Colston Julian at saltmanagement.com. Styling by Shirin Salwan. Digital Tech : Keegan Crasto @ Salt. Location Courtesy: Honey Homes, Juhu, Mumbai.

After staying in the romantic mould for 30 years in umpteen films, Rishi Kapoor has begun to cherry-pick his roles, curating a remarkable collection to showcase his multi-faceted talent. And his disturbing and effortless villainy in 2012’s Agneepath has garnered for him applause and accolades. The versatile performer – who, in recent years, has successfully moved on from his lover boy image to strong character actor roles – discusses his acting philosophy with Verve
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Riddhima Kapoor

Simply glamorous

Text by Hina Oomer-Ahmed. Photographed by Anushka Nadia Menon

Daughter of Bollywood’s cheery duo Rishi and Neetu Kapoor and sister of the country’s latest heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor, Riddhima Kapoor has long since moved out of the shadow of the luminaries in her life. This perfectly poised Mumbai girl has carved her own place in the swish A-list social circuit of New Delhi. Married to her college sweetheart, businessman Bharat Sawhney, she has her own fashion design label, Ara, along with partner Devyani Bajoria, is a brand friend for a line of skincare products and also endorses a popular jewellery store with mom Neetu
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