When Randhir Kapoor opened up about how working in films paid for Kareena and Karisma Kapoor’s education
Veteran actor Randhir Kapoor, father of actors Kareena Kapoor Khan and Karisma Kapoor comes from a lineage of great actors and filmmakers. Kapoor started acting in 1971 with the film Kal Aaj Aur Kal and went on to feature in many movies since then. He had then ventured into filmmaking as well and marked his directorial debut with the 1991 film Henna. Back in 2014, Randhir Kapoor had opened up about working to pay for his daughter’s Karisma and Kareena’s education.
Speaking with Rediff some years back, Randhir Kapoor had shared about how hard he had to work in films to meet the expenses of running his family. The actor had revealed that he was envious of the actors of the present generation. He had mentioned it was because they earn a lot of money. Kapoor had opened up about working hard to make money for his daughter’s tuition fees.
He had shared, “We worked really hard to earn money. The tuition fees of my children, my electricity bills, Babita ke kharcha (referring to wife Babita Shivdasani’s expenses), my Scotch, was all paid from the money that I earned from acting in films.”
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The veteran actor opened up how doing just one film a year did not work back then when one had to run a home. He had said, “Today’s stars have become very choosy. They just do one film a year. That is because they also earn from endorsements, events and other avenues. We could never do just one film a year. If we did not work, there would be no money to run our homes and pay our bills.”
Randhir Kapoor is currently making the most of his time with his kids and grandchildren. The actor’s daughters- Kareena and Karisma often share pictures and videos of him, from their get-togethers.