Dad Rishi to co-produce son Ranbir’s world tour

Last Updated: Sep 23, 2010, 14:19 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Ranbir Kapoor’s first ever world tour, which is all set to begin in June 2011 and will cover sixteen cities in Europe, US and Canada, will be co-produced by Rishi Kapoor along with the Moranis.

This is the first time when Rishi Kapoor will be involved in producing live concerts. Confirming to a news daily about his decision to co-produce son Ranbir’s world concert, Rishi said, "And why not? This is the first time that my son will be stepping on to a live stage. I want to make sure everything goes right. So yes I`m producing and presenting the live concerts. With my experience in live concerts I know I can be useful. I don`t want anything to go wrong for my son."

Apparently, it will be the first time when Ranbir and Rishi will be coming together for the concert. When quizzed whether Rishi will be sharing the stage with son Ranbir, the veteran actor gave an evasive reply as he said, "There`s talk on this. We`re thinking of a retro section. We`re exploring the possibility of Ranbir and I coming together. But right now I can`t tell you more on this."

Meanwhile, Rishi was also vague on the rumours stating that Deepika Padukone has been signed for the concert as he said, "All I can tell you is that we have Katrina, Priyanka and Shahid Kapoor are on board. Deepika is likely to be on board. She hasn`t been signed yet. No Bollywood concerts have happened abroad in the last three years. Audiences abroad were bored of watching our stars perform the same songs over and over again. My boy has waited patiently for three years until he thought he was ready to face a live audience. He has turned down all offers to perform at awards functions. And that`s his show`s USP. When actors perform at awards functions, these are beamed to dozens of countries across the world. Therefore there is no novelty left in watching a star dance on stage. My son has never been seen live."

Well, that’s not all as a singer from Pakistan is also being finalised. While the first lap of Ranbir`s world tour will be held in Europe, America and Canada, the second lap will take the actor to South Africa and Gulf countries.