Mumbai: Rishi Kapoor has always been a straight talker, be it on social media or in real life. In a recent interview, the actor spoke about his son, Ranbir Kapoor and his relationship with Alia Bhatt.
Ranbir’s mother Neetu has often expressed her liking for Alia Bhatt on her Instagram profile too and Rishi Kapoor also expressed that whoever Ranbir decides to marry is completely his prerogative.
Rishi Kapoor said, “It’s Ranbir’s life. Who he wants to get married to is his prerogative. Neetu likes her, I like her, Ranbir likes her. Get it? I can’t be judgmental. After all, my uncles Shammiji and Shashiji and I chose our life partners. Ranbir is entitled to choose his.”
The Mulk actor who turned 66 on Tuesday married wife Neetu in 1980. Shashi Kapoor was married to Jennifer Kendal and Shammi Kapoor was married first to Geeta Bali and then to Neela Devi Gohil.
Alia Bhatt has been spotted with Ranbir’s family on many occasions. The two arrived together for Sonam Kapoor’s wedding reception and since then, there has been speculation about their relationship.
Ranbir had earlier spoken in an interview about his new relationship and said, “It’s really new right now, and I don’t want to overspeak. It needs time to breathe and it needs space.”
Rishi had said, “It is high time he got married. I settled down when I was 27, Ranbir is 35. So he should think about marriage. He can marry anyone of his choice; we don’t have any objection to it. I want to spend time with my grandchildren before I am gone.”
Meanwhile, Alia’s father, director-producer Mahesh Bhatt, has also been straight with his statements. “It’s very obvious that are making no bones about talking to people about them being intimate. And I don’t belong to that category of parents who’d advise their children about their personal choices. Alia is an adult and it’s a matter that she has to resolve. It’s their life, their space. I respect and admire them for choosing to talk to the world when, and if, they want to do,” he said.
Ranbir Kapoor saw massive success with Sanju and is currently working on his next project Brahmastra where he is working alongside Alia Bhatt and Amitabh Bachchan. Alia is also working on Kalank where she co-stars with Varun Dhawan. She will also be seen with Ranveer Singh in Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy.