Mumbai: Yesteryear actor Raj Kiran, who went missing and was reportedly, traced in a mental asylum in the US in May is still missing. Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor , who was quite close to Raj, wanted to lend a helping hand to the ailing actor and wanted him to get back to normal life.
However, Kiran’s daughter Rishika unfolds her side of the story claiming all news circulated about her dad is false, thereby, confirming the fact that there is no clue what so ever about her dad being found as yet.
While talking to a daily, Rishika spoke about why her family chose to keep away from the media and said, “Even when dad was active in the film industry, he made sure that we led a very protected life. We lived very normal and private lives. We never felt like dad belongs to Bollywood.
It took us a long time to decide if we should actually come out with the real truth about him. We would have kept it private, but for the reports of him being found. That is not true.”
The reserved daughter of the ill-fated star said, “He is not in Atlanta. We have been looking for him for over eight years. We have involved the New York police and hired private detectives to find him. But he`s not been found."
Rishika is also very upset with the media for carrying wrong news about her family. She recalled her equation with her father and said, "It is very out of character for him to not inform us about his whereabouts. So we have been mighty worried. He was the most loving father. Yes, he suffered from a bit of mental illness before he disappeared. We wanted to deal with this on our own, but those false reports forced me to come out in the open. I think this is totally unfair on my mother," she says.
But Rishika is grateful to Rishi for being concerned about her family. She said, “Rishi Kapoor has been very close to my dad and he has been very kind to us over the years. He has been enquiring about him for a long time now."
“My family has used all sources possible except the media and we want to use that now to find him. I want Rishi uncle to help us find him. Since he has shown a lot of caring for my dad, his assistance will surely help," she added.