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Nikhil Advani: Rishi Kapoor hungry for variety of roles

  | July 18, 2013 15:32 IST (Mumbai)
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Rishi Kapoor is playing an underworld don in Nikhil Advani's forthcoming film D-Day

D-Day director Nikhil Advani, who roped in actor Rishi Kapoor to play a sinister slimy gangster in the espionage thriller, compares the actor's hunger for variety to a child's greed for toys.

D-Day director Nikhil Advani, who roped in actor Rishi Kapoor to play a sinister slimy gangster in the espionage thriller, compares the actor's hunger for variety to a child's greed for toys.
"Rishi Kapoor is like that kid who is in a toy shop and wants everything he sees there. Rishi is like that right now. He is very, very excited. He wants to do everything," said Advani.
Rishi, the charming chocolate hero of the 1980s, took a U-turn with his role as the dreaded Rauf Lala in Agneepath. The negative role earned him great appreciation from all corners and since then he is scouting for a variety of roles. He was last seen as a cop in Aurangzeb.
Advani revealed that the 60-year-old actor sees his 30-year-old son Ranbir Kapoor as his only competitor in the industry.
"I think this is Rishi Kapoor's second innings. According to him the only person he is competing with is Ranbir Kapoor. He only wants to do challenging roles," said Advani.

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