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Red Carpet Diplomacy

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It’s not easy having Rishi Kapoor for a father, and Ranbir Kapoor is reminded of that all the time. Completely opposite in temperament to his famously volatile pops, the actor has frequently joked—like his mum Neetu Singh has too—that he spends half his time apologising for Chintu’s brusqueness.

The same reportedly happened in Bangkok recently during the IIFA awards weekend. Father and son decided to arrive for the show together, and while walking the red carpet, dishing out bytes to enthusiastic reporters, Ranbir was reminded why he really should’ve made his own way to the event.

Not one to suffer fools, RK senior nearly popped a vein when one lazy reporter asked him: “Aaj Rekhaji bade saalon baad naachne wali hai. Aap kya kahenge?” (“Rekha will be dancing on stage today after many years. What do you have to say about it?”) To be fair, it was an entirely pointless question, but anyone who’s walked a red carpet will tell you the quality of questions isn’t........

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