March 8, 2010

RISHI TO REVIVE RK BANNER - with Ranbir Kapoor film

Rishi to direct Ranbir under RK banner?

Bollywood's 'first family' is reviving the RK Films' banner eleven years after it was temporarily discontinued. Legendary actor of Indian cinema, late Raj Kapoor, had set it up in 1951. Late Raj Kapoor's eldest son Randhir Kapoor says they are working on the revival of the banner. He said they have met a few people and will make an announcement very soon. You may recall that 'Aa Ab Laut Chalein' (1999) was the last film produced by RK Films. The movie had, however, bombed at the Box Office, forcing the Kapoors to temporarily shut down the banner. Now, Randhir spoke to his daughter and leading lady of Bollywood Kareena Kapoor about doing a film, but she hasn't been able to allot dates. That was the reason the re-launch got postponed. Otherwise it would have happened a few months ago, according to Randhir.

Now, apparently Raj Kapoor's grandson Ranbir Kapoor (Rishi Kapoor's son) is keen to revive the banner. Reportedly, Ranbir wants to restart the banner and has been trying to convince Randhir and Rishi to do the same. There is a script that the banner might be revived with and it may star Ranbir. The project with Kareena has been dropped as of now. Hence the first project under the R.K. Banner will be directed by Rishi with his son Ranbir in the lead role. The other cast is yet to be decided.