Ranbir Kapoor, who hails from the first khandhan of Bollywood – the Kapoors, said that he wasn’t an actor for the money but because he loves to act.
“The place where I come from, money has never been a driving factor. I have had a luxurious childhood. I am acting because I love it. I am grateful that I am getting opportunities today,” said Ranbir Kapoor to IANS.
Ranbir Kapoor, who is grandson of legendary actor Raj Kapoor, grandnephew of celebrated actors Sashi Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor and son of veteran actors Rishi and Neetu Kapoor, said that though he doesn’t take his family name for granted, he doesn’t rely on the achievements achieved by his family.
“I don't take it for granted. I don't take my family name for granted. I know, if I have to make a name, I have to do it myself," he said.
“I can never rely on what my grandfather has done or my parents have done. Because nobody really remembers that and you will be remembered by the work you do," he added.
Ranbir Kapoor, who made his Bollywood debut 6 years ago with ‘Sawaariya’, has fast established himself as one of the most sought after actors in Bollywood. His performances in movies like ‘Wake Up Sid’, ‘Raajneeti’, ‘Rockstar’ and ‘Barfi!’ have received rave reviews from everyone.
The actor said that his parents don’t give him any creative advice and give him the freedom to make his own decisions.
“My parents being actors, they have never forced down any opinions on me," said the actor.
"I have never gone to them for advice because they want me to take the credit of my own success and face my failures and that really makes you, who you are. That makes you more responsible and helps you grow," Ranbir Kapoor concluded.