Rishi Kapoor revealed in his autobiography ‘Khullam Khulla’ that just like his father, he also doesn’t share a friendly relationship with his son. Their relationship is more formal than friendly.
In the foreword written by Ranbir himself, he also revealed that he is closer to his mother. This is what all he has written:
“I am closer to my mother. I feel that Dad modeled his relationship with me on the one he shared with his own father. And it is true that I have never crossed a certain line with him. But there is no sense of loss or vacuum here. I do wish sometimes that I could be friendlier with him or even spend more time with him.”
He added “I wish I could just pick up the phone and ask him, ‘Dad, how are you doing?’ But we do not have that. We do not have a phone relationship. When I get married and have children, I would want to change that dynamic with them. I don’t want my relationship with my children to be as formal as the one I have with my father. I want to be friendlier, be more connected, spend more time with them than he did with me.”
“I never argued with my father and it so happened that unfortunately the same kind of relationship passed on with me and Ranbir. I really want that there should be love and respect between me and Ranbir, but at the same time I want that there should be some kind of distance that I can see you but I can’t feel you,” he said, reports PTI.
Rishi Kapoor also spoke about the same during his book launch, he said that, “I was extremely busy during Ranbir’s childhood days and he was more close to Neetu probably he felt that he needs his father but I’m sorry I just can’t and I’m failed. I can’t be a friend father to a son. I was never that way with my father as well. You have to accept the way I am.”
“I know I’m wrong. Ranbir has his own point of view about it while I have my own. He feels that when he is going to have kids he is not going to be like me. Call it a generation gap or whatever, I’m like that,” Rishi Kapoor added.
Rishi Kapoor’s wife Neetu and his daughter Ridhima attended the launch of ‘Khullam Khulla’ which is named after a song from the movie ‘Khel Khel mein.