Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor made uncompromising comments on the present generation of Bollywood in a talk show No Filter Neha which is hosted by Neha Dhupia.
In a tweet during Vinod Khanna’s demise, he mentioned, “Shameful. Not ONE actor of this generation attended Vinod Khanna’s funeral. And that too he has worked with them. Must learn to respect. When I die, I must be prepared. None will shoulder me. Very very angry with today’s so-called stars.”
Speaking about the same to a leading Indian daily, he said, “We have always learnt that whether you go to someone’s wedding or not but you must visit them in their tough time. When Vinod Khanna passed away, there was hardly anyone from the film industry at his funeral. There is a respect for your senior and for someone who has made it possible for you to make an earning for yourself out of the acting business. He was the pillar of the industry. But no film director, producer, music director or actor turned up for his funeral. This fashion-conscious generation goes for the Chautha which takes place in an air-conditioned hall. It is an occasion for them to wear their whites and beige clothes and wear dark glasses. Chautha looks have become similar to airport looks for these actors.”
He further commented about the actors displaying their airport looks.
“Even during the night these actors wear dark glasses at the airport. These shameless actors have no personal time, for them, everything is about their public appearance. It should be exposed that there is a PR machinery who inform the photographers about the actors flying and them attending Chauthas. They are never spotted. They always come dressed up for the occasion,” said Rishi Kapoor.
He also lashed out on Bollywood award functions and said that they should not be taken seriously.
“Awards are not based on merit anymore, they are compromised and are more about bargain for something or the other. They are about naach gaana and in our country, they are nothing but a joke. You don’t have to take it seriously. The real reward is the performance of a movie at the theaters,” said Rishi Kapoor.