‘Share a formal relationship with my father’
Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who has written the foreword to his father’s soon-to-be released autobiography Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored, has opened up about the “formal” relationship between him and his father.
The 34-year-old actor, who recently delivered the box-office hit Ae Dil Hai Mushkil says that the father-son relationship is “one of complete reverence” and that he has never crossed a “certain line” with Rishi.
“I am closer to my mother. I feel that Dad modelled his relationship with me on the one he shared with his own father.
And it is true that I have never crossed a certain line with him. “But there is no sense of loss or vacuum here.
I do wish sometimes that I could be friendlier with him or even spend more time with him,” Ranbir writes in the foreword.
The actor goes on on to say that he would not want to share a similar relationship with his own children in the future and unlike his father, spend more time with them.
“Sometimes I wish I could just pick up the phone and ask him, ‘Dad, how are you doing?’ But we do not have that. We do not have a phone relationship.
“When I get married and have children, I would want to change that dynamic with them. I don’t want my relationship with my children to be as formal as the one I have with my father. I want to be friendlier, be more connected, spend more time with them than he did with me,” he writes.