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Old Video Of Rishi Kapoor Saying He Was Inspired By Dawood Ibrahim Resurfaces, Internet Reacts

A video of Ranbir Kapoor’s later father Rishi Kapoor speaking of meeting Dawood Ibrahim and having tea with the gangster has resurfaced on social media.

In the old video, Rishi Kapoor can be seen interacting with Rajdeep Serdesai from India Today in which the latter asks the actor if he regrets his decision of accepting an invitation from don Dawood Ibrahim to go have tea with him in 1988.

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To this Rishi Kapoor responded saying, “Certainly not, What is regretful about that?” and went on to share how he made acquaintance with the wanted terrorist from Mumbai’s Dongri.

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The ‘Mulk’ actor said that after he, his dear friend Bittu Anand, RD Burman and a few others landed in Dubai, an unknown person handed him a mobile phone saying, “Bhai Baat Karenge.” The actor then went on to speak to Dawood and that’s when the don invited him for tea.

“He invited me over for tea. I went for tea to his house thinking that there was nothing wrong, he was just a fugitive, he has not done the menace what people claim he has done, even against my country,” the actor said.

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When Sardesai tells Rishi Kapoor that Dawood was a criminal even back then, the actor can be heard saying, “So what? I have met so many criminals in my life. Even I might have been a criminal in my own field. May be I have not committed a very serious crime, but I met him thinking that I would like to know his story . I am an actor, I played him in D-Day and I was sort of inspired by him playing that role.”

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“So, I went to his house, we had a couple of cups of tea together and I spoke with him at length for 3-4 hours,” the actor said.

Here’s the video:

As the video resurfaced amid the ongoing boycott trend, many took to social media to react to Rishi Kapoor’s controversial video.

One user wrote, “Bullywood still controlled by that man even from outside of India.just because of some traitors who used2live in this country by wearing a secular(pseudo-secular)mask.They just don’t love their own country&this is possible only in India in this world .#BoycottbollywoodCompletely.”

Another said, “Clearly proves that its Dawood Bollywood. They are serenading with anti-India terrorists. Soni Razdan wants to go to Paxtan. They are not bothered about floods in India but giving money 2 Paxtan. They gave a tour of Mumbai to terrorist Headly before the blasts. #BoycottBramhastra.”

While others shared:

Meanwhile, today (August 4) marks Rishi Kapoor’s 70th birthday and Neetu Kapoor has shared a goofy picture on Instagram.

The actress wished her late actor husband on his birthday and their daughter Riddhima Kapoor also penned an emotional note on the social media platform.

Check out the Instagram post here:

On the other hand, people are calling for a boycott of Rishi Kapoor’s son Ranbir Kapoor’s film Bramhastra, which is slated to release on September 9, 2022.

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