If there is any doubt about Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor being very different, almost contrasting entities who play belligerent father and son in 102 Not Out then here is further proof of their antithetical personalities. During the media interaction to promote 102 Not Out, Rishi Kapoor has been repeatedly embarrassing the entire team with his rude dismissive and sneering attitude towards the media. Apparently Mr. Bachchan doesn’t know where to look.
“He has always been courteous to the media. To see his co-star snapping and snarling at media persons is more than Mr Bachchan can take,” informs a source close to the mega-star. In fact Mr B has lately been off the press because of the sensitive questions he’s asked during media interactions. At one such event recently to promote 102 Not Out Mr B was asked to comment on the gruesome rape and murder in Kathua. The mega-star refused to comment and was subjected to severe criticism for his silence.
Rather than express his belligerence in front of the media Mr Bachchan informed his producers that he would avoid extensive media interaction for the film. Says a source from the crew, “Mr Bachchan was eventually persuaded to do selected media interaction. This attitude is better than Mr Kapoor’s. He shows up at media events and then treats the journalists rudely, much to the cringing embarrassment of Mr Bachchan and the rest of the team.”