TO THE MANNER BORN
"Johnny Lever told me some time ago that I am perhaps the only actor apart from Balraj Sahni and Motilal who cannot be mimicked, because I'm a natural and don't have a set style." If I'd heard this statement from another star, it would have been dismissed as pompous and delusional. Most mainstream artistes think they're better than they're made out to be. Rishi Kapoor actually is! He wasn't bragging. He was merely trying to comprehend why nobody took his talent seriously, dismissing him as quintessential lover boy, when he is easily one of the best performers of his generation. "Not having a style isn’t necessarily an asset. Today, if you are not being copied, people tend to forget you."