Late actor Rishi Kapoor had always been one of the most outspoken personalities in the Bollywood film industry and never shied away from expressing his feelings. In his biography, he revealed an encounter with gangster Dawood Ibrahim in Dubai. On a different note, his son Ranbir Kapoor shared a story about how he received a Harley Davidson motorbike as a gift from Sanjay Dutt and how his father reacted to it.
In an old interview with a leading newspaper, DNA, Ranbir recalled, “I remember I had to hide it from Papa for a long time as he doesn’t like bikes. When he found out that Sanjay sir had gifted me one, he called him and fired him. He told him, ‘Stop spoiling my son, isko tere jaisa mat bana.’ But now, he’s aware that I have the bike. It is one of my most prized possessions,” he told the daily.
Talking about Rishi Kapoor, in his autobiography ‘Khullam Khulla,’ Rishi Kapoor shared various interesting stories. One such revelation was about his meeting with Dawood Ibrahim in Dubai, which occurred before the 1993 bomb blast. He mentioned that in 1988, while in Dubai with his close friend Bittu Anand for an Asha Bhosle-RD Burman night, he was approached at the airport by a stranger who handed him a phone, saying, “Dawood sa’ab baat karenge (Dawood sir would like to talk to you).” The actor explained that, at that time, Dawood wasn’t considered a fugitive or an enemy of the state.
Dawood welcomed him and offered assistance, saying, “If there is anything you need, just let me know,” even inviting him to his house, which surprised Rishi Kapoor.
It has been a decade since Rishi Kapoor’s film ‘D-Day’ was released, wherein he portrayed the character of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. The actor’s autobiography unveiled these intriguing moments from his life, making it a captivating read for his fans and followers.