Bollywood legend Shammi Kapoor’s son Aditya Raj Kapoor says 2010 will be the Kapoor family’s year of revival because he himself is set to appear in the new film “Chase” and cousin Randhir Kapoor too makes a comeback with “Housefull”.
“This is the year of revival of the Kapoor family as Randhir is also making his comeback with ‘Housefull’ on the same day as ‘Chase’. Two Kapoors on the same day is big business. All of us are very excited,” Aditya told IANS in an interview.
In Jagmohan Mundhra’s “Chase”, 53-year-old Aditya plays an industrialist with grey shades. He feels this role will help him create an identity in the industry.
“In the film I play the role of an industrialist who wants to do things for his personal satisfaction rather than common good. It is a role I am really looking forward to as it will help me establish myself as an actor,” he said.
“Jagmohan had put me into many workshops, which helped me get the correct nuances of the role,” he added.
Despite the long legacy, Aditya decided to break away from the family’s acting tradition and started his own business. For the last 15 years he has been into the construction business and developed amusement parks like the popular Appu Ghar in New Delhi and Fantasy Land in Mumbai.
Besides his construction business, Aditya has directed films like “Shamaal”, “Sambar Salsa” and “Don’t Stop Dreaming” in the past.
“I decided not to take up acting as I felt I needed to understand the outside world at large. I started my own business…and now as I have an established family under me, I felt it was time that I could begin my career as an actor,” he said.
Aditya, who has previously done walk-on parts seen in films like “Satyam Shivam Sundaram” and Salman Khan-Madhuri Dixit-starrer “Dil Tera Ashique”, says acting gives him cold feet.
“I do get cold feet. I was scared while enacting my scenes, but Jagmohan helped me a lot to overcome the fear.
Asked why he calls himself Aditya Raj Kapoor when he is Shammi Kapoor’s son, he replied: “It is a tribute to my grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor. I feel his blessings stay with me all the time.”
Aditya is also all praise for nephew and actor Ranbir Kapoor. “I think Ranbir is the current superstar and has a good 20 years’ stretch in front of him. He has been doing very meaningful work and I am happy for him,” he said.
“Chase” is slated for release April 30. Apart from Aditya, the movie also stars Annuj Saxena, Udita Goswami, Samir Kochar, Rajesh Khattar, Sanjay Mishra and Shweta Menon.
The actor has two other films lined up as well – “Mumbai 118″ and “Deewangee Ne Hadd Kar Di”.