Actor Randhir Kapoor has denied suffering from dementia, a day after his nephew, actor Ranbir Kapoor had claimed the same, in an interview.
In an interaction with ETimes, the 75-year-old veteran actor denied suffering from the health condition and said, “Aisa kuch nahi hua. (It is nothing like that) Not at all. I am perfectly fine. I just had Covid sometime ago (in April, last year).” Randhir Kapoor’s statement came in a day after Ranbir Kapoor told NDTV, “My uncle Randhir Kapoor, who is going through early stages of dementia, came to me after watching the film (Sharmaji Namkeen) and said, ‘Tell dad (Rishi Kapoor) that he is amazing, and where is he, let’s call him’.”
When asked why the Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani actor had made such a statement in the first place, the veteran actor had said, “Ranbir ki marzi (Ranbir’s wish), he is entitled to say what he wants to. I never said that. I am alright. In fact, I have just returned from Goa with Rahul Rawail. We were there at the Goa festival.”
Randhir Kapoor, the eldest son of Raj Kapoor, lost both his brothers, Rishi and Rajiv, within a span of ten months. Rishi Kapoor died two years ago on April 30 after a two-year battle with cancer, while Rajiv Kapoor died following a heart attack in February, last year.
Rishi Kapoor’s last film, Sharmaji Namkeen, was released on Amazon Prime Video on March 31. While the late actor could not finish shooting for the film, actor Paresh Rawal had stepped in to play the role and finish the film, after Kapoor’s demise. The film also stars Juhi Chawla, Sheeba Chadha, among others, in pivotal roles.
Meanwhile, Ranbir Kapoor will be next seen in director Ayan Mukerji‘s Brahmastra alongside actors Amitabh Bachchan, Alia Bhatt and Nagarjuna. The shooting of the film was completed a few days earlier, and it is set to have a theatrical release on September 9, 2022.