Today’s generation knows Rishi Kapoor as Ranbir Kapoor’s father. But as far as songs go, the young generation — including some of Ranbir Kapoor’s arch rivals — are benefiting from Chintu’s famous ditties.
First Ranbir did a film called Bachna Aye Haseenon, the title of a Rishi Kapoor song. Now Imran Khan is doing a film titled Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, which is the title of a song pictured on Neetu Singh and Rishi. The other gen-next hero, Pratiek, is doing a film titled Ek Deewana Tha, again, a title inspired by Chintuji’s song from Subhash Ghai’s Karz.
So, while he may be Ranbir’s father, Rishi’s legacy is proving useful for the entire generation of new, young stars. Imran says, “Rishi uncle’s songs are very lively and there is certain spunk in them. I think that’s the reason why there is an instant youth connect. There is certain zing in the phrase Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, which connects it instantly to the youth. And not only his songs but also his personality is youthful and full of verve even today.”
While Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu is about how two people impulsively get married in one night, Ek Deewana Tha is a love story of Prateik and Amy Jackson.