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I see Taimur's photo in newspapers everyday: Randhir Kapoor

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Veteran said due to the prevalent paparazzi culture he wakes up to see pictures of his one-year-old grandson in newspapers everyday.

Taimur, son of and Kareena Kapoor, has become a paparazzi staple.

Asked if normalcy has been robbed off the childhood of celebrity kids due to media attention, said, "Certainly, it has been robbed. Everyday, I get up in the morning and I see a picture of my grandson in newspapers. Now everyone recognises his also! That's because of the paparazzi."

The senior actor, along with brothers Rishi and Rajiv Kapoor, was speaking at a panel discussion last night during 'Raj Awards for Excellence in Entertainment'.

The session was moderated by

"The media has created this. Now you have the 'airport look' and 'gym look' also," said.

To this, Rishi quipped, "There is a 'chautha look' too. You go to a funereal and everyone is like 'look at his shade, the glasses'."

When Gupta joked that he had not seen any of them in gym looks, said, "If we do that, the gym will stop functioning."

At the event, veteran filmmaker Ramesh Sippy, who directed "Sholay", was conferred the first 'Award for Excellence in Cinema'.

During the panel discussion, Sippy asked the three Kapoor brothers about growing up with an illustrious father, uncles and grandfather.

Rishi said their growing up yearsdespite being the children of and the grandchildren of Prithviraj Kapoorwere absolutely normal.

"We were brought up as normal children, never allowed to go to the studio. Probably on Saturdays and Sundays, we would go and watch a shoot, that too our father's, but otherwise we were never allowed," he said.

"We knew that our father was an important, big man. Wherever we went, people saw us, gave us a table in the restaurant, so there was something about our father but we didn't know he was a star...We knew he was an important man, that's it. Nothing beyond that," he added.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 13:31 IST