Rishi’s lecture at the London School Of Economics is part the institution’s India week which kickstarts on Feb 20.
Said Rishi proudly, "There are other names to talk about other aspects of Indian culture. But yeah, I will be the sole representative for our Indian entertainment industry. And you know what? I’m proud to be going to such a prestigious institution on behalf of an industry where my grandfather, father, uncles, wife and now son are working. So far I feel I’ve been known as Raj Kapoor’s son and lately Ranbir Kapoor’s father. Not that I minded. But it’s good to be known for myself finally."
Rishi flies to London on the 19th.
He says excitedly, "They have a whole packed time-table planned for me. But I am really looking forward to addressing those bright kids. The best brains from the worldover are at the London School Of Economics."
Rishi isn’t preparing any speech. "Paagal hai kya? When have I ever prepared anything? All my performances have been unrehearsed. Why should this be any different? For someone who didn’t make it to college, not bad at all, eh?"