Ranbir Kapoor to play grandfather Raj Kapoor onscreen under home banner RK Films
Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor is all set to portray the character of Raj Kapoor on-screen in the latter's biopic, which will be produced by the family's banner RK Films.
"It is the Kapoor khandaan's most cherished dream project. They've wanted to make a biopic on Raj saab for the longest time. Until Ranbir became an actor they couldn't think of anyone who could fit the bill. Now the project is finally gaining shape," said a source very close to the Kapoor family, as per a report in Deccan Chronicle.
Reportedly, RK Films banner has been inactive for decades now. Thus, Randhir and Rishi Kapoor want to revive it with the biopic on Senior Kapoor. Ranbir has been chosen to play Raj Kapoor's character as he was always fascinated with his grandfather's works and knows them deeply.
The production house RK Films (named after Ranbir Kapoor's grandfather Raj Kapoor) was founded in 1948. The banner had a very rough beginning since its first movie, Aag (1948) failed to do well at the box office. Headquartered at Chembur, Mumbai, the last film that the production house produced was Aa Ab Laut Chalen in 1999, starring Akshaye Khanna.
Finally, after a long hiatus, the family is considering to revive the production house with their dream project on Raj Kapoor. "Randhir and Rishi Kapoor would like to revive the banner with a biopic on Raj Kapoor. The brothers are in agreement. They feel Ranbir is the best person to play Raj saab," revealed a source.