Paid Rs 30,000 to get an award:Rishi Kapoor

Last Modified Wednesday, 18 January 2017 (16:05 IST)
Mumbai: In a startling revelation, Bollywood romantic hero of 70s and 80s has said he paid Rs 30,000 to get an award. Speaking at the release of his autobiography "Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored", here last evening , Rishi told Suhel Seth in an interaction that he gave away an amount of Rs 30,000 as a bribe to get an award for one of his films. 'I was just 21 at that time, fiercely competitive. When a person I met promised that he could get me an award if I paid Rs 30000, I agreed. Eventually, I won the award.

However, it may or may not have happened due to the efforts of that person,'Rishi said at the launch event at Taj Mansingh Hotel, where his wife Neetu Singh and daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni were also present This is just one of several startling revelations about his life that the actor has made in the book. Written by Rishi Kapoor in collaboration with writer Meena Iter, "Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored" is a frank account of Rishi Kapoor 's life in his ‘characteristically candid’ style.
In the book, Rishi Kapoor writes about growing up in the shadow of a legendary father (Raj Kapoor), skipping school to act in ‘Mera Naam Joker’, the workings of the musical hits of the era, his streak of rotten luck with awards, an encounter with Dawood Ibrahim, his heroines (their working relationship, the gossip and the frisson that was sometimes real), his approach to his craft, his tryst with clinical depression, and more. A heart-warming afterword by Neetu Singh rounds off the autobiography. (UNI)
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