"It is the truth of my life. It's not easy being the son of the great Raj Kapoor and the father of superstar Ranbir. But considering everything, I've done pretty okay for myself," chuckles Rishi as he gets down to the final lap of his biographical journey.
Rishi Kapoor is man enough to admit the memoir, which is being co-written by a journalist whom he doesn't want to name at the moment, is delayed only because of him.
"I've gone through the story of my life. But now comes the tough part. My co-writer and I need to go through hundreds and hundreds of pictures which I've accumulated over the years through my great grandfather (Prithvi Raj Kapoor), parents (Raj and Krishna Kapoor) uncles (Shammi and Shashi Kapoor), brothers (Randhir and Rajiv), plus their children, grandchildren…phew! The pictures are taking longer to be sorted out than we had thought."
So is Rishi's biography going to be a tell-all?
"It depends on what you mean by tell-all. If you think I'm going to talk about the women in my life then sorry my friend, not happening. They are married with children and grandchildren. So am I," chortles Chintuji.
But he promises a lot of insight into his life as a grandson, son, father and husband.
There is dispute with the publishers whether to finally call it 'Son Of A Famous Father, Father Of A Famous Son'.
"I am told it's too long and we may have to find another title," sighs the versatile actor, for once willing to be cut down to size.