How many people really think that it needs a lot of talent to romance a heroine and run around the bushes? Not many, right? Well, because almost everybody knows even a person without much acting skill can flourish as a hero running around the bushes.
Perhaps, that is why we have so many Shah Rukh wannabes but so less of Irfaan Khan and not to forget, Nawaazuddin Siddiqui who off late have been considered as a brilliant actor both by the critics and audiences. Recently, in an interview he too shared his own opinion that, “It is easy to romance a girl and run around the trees behind her.” This however did not go well with the yesteryear cholocate boy Rishi Kapoor who all through his career only got roles which according to Nawaazuddin and critics as well as audiences are effortless!
Rishi Kapoor in one of the interviews with a leading magazine went on a ranting spree on Nawazuddin’s statement, which of course was a general observation. Going blah blah blah, Mr. Kapoor insisted that it is not Nawazuddin’s cup of tea to act in a rom-com becuase neither he has a face nor talent. Although, this was taken very positively by Nawazuddin and also in good spirits, it is really disheartening to see a star stooping to such a level.
I had lot of respect for Rishi Kapoor because I thought he is one talented actor. However, after seeing his insecurity amidst some really talented people, I pity him and his thoughts. Nawaazudin was talking about cliched romance as a theme and not pinpointing on actors doing it. Why did it then annoy Mr. Kapoor? well perphas because as a star he only played a perennial romantic hero all through his early life and is only experimenting as an actor in his second innings now.
Back then during his tenure he never risked taking bold roles maybe because he was not that courageous. There are many people in the industry who constantly talk ill about cliched romance then why did Chintu shoot at Nawaazuddin alone? Well, it is simple. The starkids who have a godfather cannot see somebody coming from nowhere strolling the stairs of success while they have everything still they lag.
The journey of Nawazuddin is an open book. The guy was seen in a 2 minute unimportant roles in big films like Munnabhai MBBS and Ekk Chaalis Ki Last Local where of course nobody noticed him. Then all of a sudden, he bagged an important role in Gangs of Wasseypur, Kahaani and Lunch Box, and became famous as an actor. Being talented, he became famous and people did applause for his his abilities well.
Media of course loves to interview the most talked about species and so Nawaazuddin too came into limelight on Page 3 giving his opinion about movies and so on. However, people like Rishi Kapoor who are born with a golden spoon cannot just stand these deserving people, forget about appreciating them. By calling Nawazuddin an average actor, Rishi Kapoor has showed his frustration in not doing versatile roles back then when he was young.
I also can smell the traditional Indian biasedness here – “Uski kya aukat jo hamare saamne apna muah chalaye, kal ka aaya chokra – How dare he criticizes my work and niche (which of course he has not done). Happens everytime in all the sectors and industries, not to forget even in Indian society when a poor guy all of a sudden accomplishes something which of course irritates the affulent, who do not wish to take him as a competition.
— Elroy (@TheElroy) January 25, 2014
All I would say is, “Mr. Kapoor please take a chill pill. Although, you took a general statement as an offence, the talented star took your offensive statement only as a compliment and that too all in good spirits. We now know who is talking trash and who is talented. So, please stop giving competition to the concept of cat fight in Bollywood!”
By: Deepti Verma
Video Source: UTV channel