Rishi -Neetu's role with Ranbir to be increased in Besharam

Rishi Kapoor and his son Ranbir are getting ready to step into Rishi's grandfather Prithiviraj Kapoor and father Raj Kapoor's roles in Raj Kapoor's Awara.

And with the remake of Awara, the Kapoors' illustrious home banner R. K. Films would be grandly revived. Before that the indomitable Rishi Kapoor and his lovely and talented wife Neetu Singh would be seen on screen for the first time with their son Ranbir in Abhinav Kashyap's Besharam.

One now hears Rishi and Neetu's roles are being broadened so that audiences don't feel cheated by the playing-time featuring Ranbir with his parents.

Says Rishi, "Both Neetu and I enjoyed working with Ranbir thoroughly. I had fun working with my wife and son. But I still feel there should be more of Neetu and I in Besharam. My only grouse in this otherwise-enjoyable experience was the length of our roles and Ranbir knows it. So they're trying to expand our roles. Neetu and I play cops. Our characters are seen off and on."

It's felt by the team that there aren't enough father-son golden moments between Rishi and Ranbir in Besharam. Says Rishi, "The director is trying to increase Neetu and my roles. Of course Ranbir and I have scenes together in Besharam, including the climax of the plot. But they're trying to create scenes where all three of us can be together."

Rishi says his earlier misgivings that Ranbir may be uncomfortable sharing screen-space with him, were completely unfounded. "Yeh aaj kal ke bache nahin baap hain. In any case, Besharam is not a film that requires great histrionics from either of us. Its light bubbly and frothy and a little dramatic."

Rishi Kapoor now lets out the big secret plan for the great histrionic plan with Ranbir. Says Rishi, "Besharam was the testing ground for the two of us together on screen. We would now like do something deeper. A remake of my father's Awara is on our minds. And in all likelihood we will be doing it for our banner R. K. Films."

Rishi Kapoor won't direct the neo - Awara. "No thanks. Direction is a thankless job. I don't want to get into that space at all. I am very comfortable and happy as an actor. I just want to act. I am at peace with myself. I don't have to think about anything except acting. I am having a ball. I've received loads of messages for my performance in Aurangzeb. I can't be happier. The best most touching message came from Mrs. Pam Chopra. I'll treasure it forever."