Ranbir Kapoor To Take on Papa Rishi’s ‘Om Shanti Om’!


MUMBAI: Ranbir Kapoor seems all too keen to be following in his father Rishi Kapoor’s footsteps. Having already made a mark, recreating Rishi Kapoor’s iconic song ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ in a 2008 film of the same name, Ranbir looks geared up to tackle yet another song from his father’s heyday: ‘Om Shanti Om’ from the 1980 super hit ‘Karz’.


Though Ranbir will not be recreating the entire song, he has allegedly borrowed from his dad’s look in the same, for a song in his upcoming Abhinav Kashyap starrer ‘Besharam’. The metallic suit that Rishi Kapoor made popular may now be part of Ranbir’s fortunes as well.

An industry source revealed candidly: “He (Ranbir) will remind viewers of Rishi’s song ‘Om shanti om’ in one of the songs from his next. He will sport a metallic outfit that is similar to the one worn by Rishi in the number.”

However, director Abhinav Kashyap insists that this was an unplanned co-incidence. “The resemblance in both outfits is uncanny. However, we had not planned this. When we realised the commonality, we laughed about it.”

The source added the reason behind the same-to-same look: “When it was composed and choreographed, the makers thought that a metallic dress would go best with it and they remembered that Rishi had sported something similar in the ‘Karz’ song.”

‘Besharam’, directed by Abhinav Kashyap, also stars Ranbir’s parents Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh. The film is set for a 2 October, 2013 release.