Rishi Kapoor now on weight loss spree

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) The rotund Rishi Kapoor, currently going through what he calls the best years of his acting life, has finally decided to take his weight issue into his hands. He is doing yoga, and hopes he can "kick" away his alcohol intake.

Apparently, Rishi, with notable help from his diet-conscious wife Neetu Singh, wanted to shed the flab a year back. But director Nikhil Advani had a particular girth in mind for Rishi to play an international terrorist in "D-Day".

But now the 60-year-old has become seriously weight conscious.

"Yes, I've already started doing yoga. That gives me peace of mind. I'm unhappy about the fact that I can't kick my habit of consuming alcohol. It's not good for my health. That's one thing I'd like to change in my life. And I will," said Rishi.

"I'd also like to cut down my weight. But my producers get worried about the continuity in their films. 'Please finish my film and then lose weight'. they say. Uss chakkar mein nahin ho raha hai (That's why I'm being unable to lose weight). But now I'll certainly take care of my weight," he added.

Rishi is getting rave reports for his performance in "D-Day", which released Friday.

"It feels good. I know it's happening quite frequently these days," he chuckled, and added: "I've waited very patiently for this rush-hour. I am getting the variety of roles that I always craved for. If in 'D-Day' you see me as a terrorist, in Maneesh Sharma's 'Shuddh Desi Romance', you'll see me as a Marwari wedding planner."

Rishi has a total of seven releases in 2013.

"I must tell you, some people close to me disapproved of my presence in 'Housefull 2'. Some felt this was not my forte, but I wanted to prove that I could do equal justice to my villainous character in 'Agneepath' and the goofy dad's role in 'Housefull 2'. I enjoyed myself doing that part," said the actor, who is the father of current heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor.

On the career front, Rishi has been going through a continued spell of success with films like "Student Of The Year", "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" and "Chashme Buddoor" doing well in a row.

"I did one scene for Yashji's sake in 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan'. I haven't seen the film. But I'm told that scene is very important to the film," he said.

About the current boom-time in his career, Rishi said: "I don't know whether it's because of the multiplex culture, but I've been saying no to more films lately than I've ever done in my life. Or maybe other younger actors are not available. Why else would an actor of my age get so many pivotal roles?

"The only 60-plus actor in our industry who was doing main roles was Mr. Bachchan. In my earlier days, no one gave me a chance to experiment with my looks and my character. I was only made to sing songs and romance pretty girls. I'm doing performing parts only now. We were all trapped in our respective images in the 1970s and 1980s. Even Mr. Bachchan was mostly doing action roles."

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