Meenakshi Seshadri Recalls Rishi Kapoor Made Fun Of Her Dance And Said, 'Bharatnatyam Kam Karo'

Meenakshi Seshadri remembers her sweet and sour informal equation with Rishi Kapoor and revealed how he once made fun of her Bharatnatyam skills.


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Meenakshi Seshadri Recalls Rishi Kapoor Made Fun Of Her Dance And Said, 'Bharatnatyam Kam Karo'

Meenakshi Seshadri and Rishi Kapoor were a hit jodi in Bollywood back in the ‘70s and ‘80s decade. The duo enthralled the audience unparallelly with their unmatched on-screen chemistry which looked life like on the celluloid. The two of them collaborated on some of the most iconic films ever, including Daamini, Bade Ghar Ki Beti, Gharana, Ghar Parivar, Vijay, Sadhna and many others. Their friendship was even more special and Meenakshi was more like an extended friend for Rishi’s family as well. And recently, she opened up about certain unheard anecdotes about her equation with the late star.

Meenakshi Seshadri reminisces her informal bonding with Rishi Kapoor and his family

In a recent interview with Zoom, Meenakshi Seshadri opened up about the kind of equation she had shared with her co-star and great friend, late Rishi Kapoor. Considering the number of films the duo has starred in, they shared an unbreakable bond till a very long time. Reminiscing those days, Meenakshi remarked how working with Rishi Kapoor made her feel at home. She remarked often walking to the actor’s home, since it was at a walking distance from her home, and she would go there to chat with his wife, Neetu Kapoor. In her words:

“Rishi ji was amazing. He has worked with people of so many generations and made them feel at home, which he did with me. Sometimes we also shared people who were working for both of us and helping both of us. He lived so close by in Pali Hill that I could just walk from my house and spend some time with him and Neetu ji. I think he was the only actor with whom I could do that. I met him off set and informally.”

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Meenakshi Seshadri recalls Rishi Kapoor making fun of her Bharatnatyam dance

Moving forward with her stream of memories, Meenakshi Seshadri then remembered how Rishi Kapoor once made fun of her Bharatnatyam dance, citing how he could never really understand the dance form. For the unversed, the yesteryear actress is a bonafide classical Bharatnatyam dancer. Recalling his words, Meenakshi added:

“He used to say, kabhi kabhi tumhara dance mujhe samajh nahi aata. Tumhara Bharatnatyam kam karo.”


Meenakshi credits Rishi Kapoor for helping her to make a comeback

After securing a succesful career back in the days, Meenakshi is all set to make a comeback to the celluloid soon after 26 years. While the actress is still in search of a suitable project, she couldn’t help but credit her most-loved co-star for paving the way for her comeback. She mentioned how it was none other than Rishi Kapoor who helped her to create an account on X (formerly Twitter) and even spread a word of recommendation for her.

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Meenakshi claims she witnesses Rishi Kapoor’s young age in Ranbir Kapoor’s eyes

In the concluding segment of the interview, Meenakshi Seshadri talked about Rishi Kapoor’s son, Ranbir Kapoor and remarked how she feels it is unfortunate for her to not be in touch with the young actor. She further credited how she sees Rishi Kapoor’s young age and zeal in Ranbir Kapoor, especially in his performance for the film, Animal. In her words:

“It’s unfortunate that I haven’t been in touch with Rishi ji’s son, Ranbir, and we don’t know each other very well. I hope to rectify that and meet him, especially now since he’s married and has a kid. ishi ji was given the tag of a chocolate boy, and Amitabh ji (Bachchan) was called the angry young man. Both of them were getting stuck doing similar kinds of roles. Then they both decided to take a break and come back to doing better roles. I saw the same intensity in Ranbir’s eyes in Animal that I had seen in Rishi Ji’s eyes in Agneepath.”


What do you think about Meenakshi Seshadri’s revelations?

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