Keen on reviving RK Films banner: Randhir Kapoor

Updated: Jul 18, 2013, 15:07 PM IST

New Delhi: Actor-director Randhir Kapoor says he is keen to revive RK Films, the banner established by his filmmaker father Raj Kapoor.

"Very soon RK Films will start producing many films in a year with new directors, music composers and actors. They will help us to understand the psyche of today`s audience. We will keep you entertaining the way we have been doing from the past 80 years," Randhir said.

Raj Kapoor established RK Films in 1948. The first film under the banner `Aag` was a failure but Kapoor found success with `Barsaat`, which also became its logo.

He then went on to direct films like `Awaara`, `Boot Polish`, `Jagte Raho`, `Shri 420` and many others for the banner.

When Kapoor died in 1988 in the middle of shooting `Henna`, Randhir took over the studio. The last film under the banner was `Aa Ab Laut Chalen` in 1999.

Randhir, 66, directed three film - `Henna`, `Dharam Karam`, `Kal Aaj Aur Kal` - with the banner.
Asked if he would direct any other film under the banner when it will be revived, the actor said, "I should have directed more but I am a lazy person and have taken a backseat."

Randhir made his acting and directorial debut with `Kal Aaj Aur Kal`, which also starred his wife Babita, father Raj Kapoor and grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor.

He gave three consecutive hit films `Jeet`, `Raampur Ka Lakshman` and `Jawani Diwani`.
"I am very happy and satisfied with my Bollywood journey. I am a happy man. Both my children (Kareena and Karisma) are doing well. I don`t do much work these days. I don`t work to earn my livelihood anymore," he said.

Randhir is now seen in light-hearted films like `Housefull`, `Housefull 2` and `Action Replayy`.
"Now, I can`t play the kind of characters I played in my days. I like the directors I have worked with. They respect me and Sajid (Khan) had even told me that he wrote Dabboo Kapoor`s character in `Housefull 2` keeping me in mind. All these mean a lot to me," he said.

Randhir will be seen in Prabhudeva`s next `Ramaiya Vastavaiya` along with Poonam Dhillon and Vinod Khanna.

"I am a fan of Prabhudeva and wanted to work with him. It`s a sensible film and a very refreshing. Moreover, I was getting to work with my friends Poonam Dhillon and Vinod Khanna," said the actor, who is paired opposite Poonam in the film, which will hit theatres this week.