Saturday, March 25, 2017

Book Review #30: Khullam Khulla :Rishi Kapoor

Read Rishi Kapoor's Biography Khullam Khulla. Was a good book. Refreshing , but boasting of self pride in many places. Brutally honest to accept his short comings and mistakes he does/ did in handling relationships.

The book starts well talking about his childhood, his relationship with his father, kids,uncles. Lots of memories shared. Has talked well about his failures, his way of looking at relations. His friendships with his co stars. How things change and how friends too move on.

I liked the way he is candid and forthcoming about his relation with his kids. Like how he accepts of the gap between them and how is unable to bridge the same. The candidness is touching.

The only part i felt he was boring was talking about his relationship with Amitabh Bachchan. I felt he kept repeating the same point a couple of times in the books saying how the superstar denied credits to his co stars in the success of his career. I feel too much importance is given to this. Lots of secrets of the industry shared. Nothing ground breaking revealed as was promised by the title. But I guess that's how stars are; they don't share their true feelings always. To an extent this book made a good read. A little better maybe then the other biographies read.

I would rate this book 3/5. Could have been better. As Rishi Kapoor is known for his outspoken nature.

1 comment:

  1. Being outspoken is one thing and being outspoken just to get eyeballs is another. Rishi Kapoor comes across as person in the 2nd category. He is a misogynist simply put, he put the successful career of his wife on hold just because he was a man and she's a woman.

    I have read articles where they say Ranbir and Rishi have not talked to each other for some time, or articles where he has fought with camera persons and so on. His problems with Amitabh also speak of sour grapes. I am not sure how much I would like to read about such people.


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