Despite the fact that Rishi Kapoor had an inclination to strike a destructive chord with many Pakistanis due to his Twitter rants, the actor was one of many few who had a command over our nationwide language, Urdu.
Because of his exceptional appearing chops, coupled together with his Urdu-speaking abilities, he essayed quite a few Muslim roles, and did them justice.
In gentle of the Kapoor & Sons actor passing away on Wednesday, right here’s a look-back at 5 of his most memorable roles the place he performed a Muslim.
1) Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)
This 1977 basic starred Rishi Kapoor as Akbar Ilahbadi, alongside two different Bollywood legends, Vinod Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan and Amar and Anthony, respectively. This character is etched within the minds of individuals even after many years.
2) Fanaa (2006)
Though he did different Muslim roles from the ’80s properly into ’00s, this one marked his transition into extra senior roles. Rishi performed a Kashmiri Muslim father to Kajol’s character and this Kunal Kohli directorial went on to be an enormous hit.
3) Delhi-6 (2009)
Rakesh Omprakash Mehra’s Delhi-6 was not solely a landmark movie for Sonam Kapoor, nevertheless it additionally garnered reward for Rishi Kapoor’s casting as Ali Beg, the pinnacle of a Delhi household. As soon as once more, his completely honed Delhi-Urdu accent was the shining grace.
4) Agneepath (2012)
He then confirmed a extra fierce facet of his expertise – because the formidable Rauf Lala on this remake. For sure, his portrayal nonetheless manages to sit back folks to the bone, even with Sanjay Dutt as Kancha Cheena in the identical body!
5) D-Day (2013)
This thriller primarily based on Indo-Pak relations and chronicling the happenings of the underworld had Rishi portraying the underworld don, Dawood Ibrahim. As soon as once more, a efficiency par excellence.
Which one was your favorite?
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