Yesteryear actor Ranjeeta Kaur ruled the acting field in 70s and 80s like a queen. She was renowned for her exceptional acting skills and was loved by all. She made her debut in 1976 with Rishi Kapoor starrer Laila Majnu. The actress was last seen on screen in Zindagi Tere Naam, a 2012 film. In an interview with Times of India, she spoke about movies in today’s times, her late friend Rishi Kapoor and on nepotism.
Ranjeeta Kaur talks about Vulgarity in Films:
Ranjeeta Kaur was quoted as, “There’s too much vulgarity. I can’t relate to them. Movies were so pure in our times. Maybe they are going with the trend, but I prefer clean movies. The last one I saw was the Amitabh Bachchan-Rishi Kapoor starrer 102 Not Out. Two brilliant actors and I loved it. Chintu texted me ‘Robby, go and see it’; he used to call me Robby.”
She also addressed the issue of nepotism and said that filmmakers can’t be pushed to cast a star’s son or daughter. They only cast someone when the movie suits the actor. She also mentioned that so many star kids could not make it even after getting films. On the other hand, there are actor’s like Akshay Kumar who came from a non-filmy background and conquered the industry.
She said Rishi Kapoor’s demise was very very heartbreaking and she never thought that he would not survive. She always felt that his cancer will be cured.
The actress also talked about moving to the United States for her son’s higher studies. She further said, “We came back to settle in Pune. But after playing a heroine, you really cannot take the mother roles. Also, I think people thought that I had moved to the US bag and baggage and I haven’t kept in touch much with anybody either.”
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