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When Raj Kapoor mortgaged all his assets including RK Studios for Mera Naam Joker, family experienced ‘severe problems’ when the film bombed

Rishi Kapoor bought a grand launch as a romantic lead within the movie trade, along with his father Raj Kapoor‘s Bobby. The movie was a giant success, and turned Rishi into an in a single day sensation. But whereas success may need come simply to him, as he as soon as admitted in an interview, quite a bit was driving on Bobby.

This was as a result of his father’s earlier movie, the eagerness venture Mera Naam Joker, took six lengthy years to make, and was a crucial and business catastrophe upon launch. It has since gained a cult following, significantly in Russia, however when it got here out, it almost ruined the Kapoor household’s RK Studios.

In a 2018 press interplay, Rishi Kapoor spoke in regards to the strain that Raj Kapoor was feeling after the failure of Mera Naam Joker, however he nonetheless didn’t compromise on his imaginative and prescient. He stated, “When Mera Naam Joker was about to release, our studio and all our assets were mortgaged to release that film, and the picture bombed. We were in severe problems. Then he made a film called Bobby with new boy and new girl, which was a huge risk after seeing the failure of Mera Naam Joker. But it became super hit and that is when his friends and my uncles insisted that he should to buy a house.”

Decades after its launch, Rishi Kapoor stated that he’s nonetheless shocked by how many individuals adore Mera Naam Joker. He continued, “It’s been 30 years since my father passed away and recently I visited Georgia and Tashkent. Today’s generation has the exposure to watch any of Khans’ films. They can see Kareena Kapoor or Karisma Kapoor or Ranbir Kapoor’s movies also, but why the youth still reacts to Raj Kapoor’s films? I also don’t understand that.”

Mera Naam Joker featured Rishi in a supporting function as a teen, however it was Bobby that gave him the launchpad to success. He informed journalist Barkha Dutt that it additionally turned him into an conceited brat, which he later regretted. Rishi Kapoor died in 2020 after a two-year battle with most cancers. The iconic RK Studios was shut down and offered off some years in the past, and Rishi had informed Mumbai Mirror again then, “For a while, we did juggle with the idea of renovating the place with state-of-the-art technology. However, in reality it isn’t always possible for a phoenix to rise from the ashes. We Kapoors are very emotional lot but then…”



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