Randhir Kapoor contradicts Ranbir Kapoor claims of him suffering from dementia; Randhir wonders why Ranbir would make such claims

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Published by Simnan on 01 Apr 2022

Ranbir Kapoor had recently opened up that his uncle Randhir Kapoor is in the early stages of dementia but the veteran actor has dismissed this statement.

Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor had recently revealed that his uncle Randhir Kapoor ‘is going through an early stage of dementia’ but his uncle and veteran actor Randhir has now announced that this is untrue. When asked why Ranbir would say something like this, the veteran actor said, “Ranbir ki marzi.”

Randhir told a news portal that he is perfectly fine and had COVID-19 some time ago. He said, “Aisa kuch nahi hua. Not at all. I am perfectly fine.” He added that he was recently in Goa with filmmaker Rahul Rawail.

Ranbir has been actively promoting his late father Rishi Kapoor’s last film, Sharmaji Namkeen, and it was during the promotions of the film that the Brahmastra actor reflected concern about his uncle. He told a news portal that his uncle Randhir Kapoor, who is going through an early stage of dementia, and came to him after the film, said, ‘Tell dad that he is amazing, and where is he, let’s call him’. Art crosses the boundaries of medical conditions… And a good piece of storytelling really embodies that.”

Rishi Kapoor passed away mid-way through the shoot of Sharmaji Namkeen. Later, Paresh Rawal stepped in to help complete the film. Ranbir told Film Companion that there was a chat about him completing his father’s last work under prosthetics, but that did not materialise. Ranbir said that if he would have just completed it and it would have been the sentiment of a son completing his father’s work but what Paresh ji brought in, Ranbir thinks we all got really lucky and very grateful that an actor of that calibre agreed to play one character. The film also features Juhi Chawla, Sheeba Chadha, among others, in pivotal roles.

Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave the film 2.5 stars and penned, “Rishi Kapoor is truly namkeen in this film, showing us how it is done, light on his feet, light in his eyes, a will to live. Jeena isi ka naam hai.”

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