Although Rishi Kapoor and his son Ranbir are finally coming together in Abhinav Kashyap’s Besharam, they won’t be sharing any screen space in the film! Yes, the father and son, long desirous of being seen together, are finally working in the same film.
But not together!
Instead in Besharam, Ranbir will play a deadly cat-and-mouse game with his father Rishi Kapoor and Ranbir’s mom Neetu Kapoor.
Says a source, “Ranbir is cast as an outlawed con-person operating in and around Delhi. Rishi and Neetu Kapoor play a couple of cops pursuing Ranbir’s character all through the film. It’s like Bachchan Saab’s cop-character in Shaad Ali’s Bunty Aur Babli pursuing his own son Abhishek, though they’re not father and son.”
The difference, we are told, is that the father and son Bachchan did come together in Bunty Aur Babli for the iconic ‘Kajra Re‘ number. In Besharam as the script stands, the Rishi-Neetu Kapoor pair never run into Rambir in the entire narrative.
In fact Ranbir is very clear on the father-son issue. He will play his father’s son only when he turns director for their home banner R.K. Films.
Incidentally Ranbir Kapoor goes into Besharam without finishing his current film Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani. A source close to director Ayan Mukerji confirms that they have 20 more days of shooting to complete, though the film has already gone on the editing table.
Says the source, “Ayan has to shoot two songs with Ranbir and Deepika. These would be shot in January. Then after that there will be one more song to shoot. It will be done somewhere down the line.”