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Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor launch Raj Kapoor: The One and Only Showman

On the 93rd birth anniversary of India's greatest showman Raj Kapoor, his children Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Ritu Nanda, Rima Jain and Rajiv Kapoor launched, Raj Kapoor: The One and Only Showman.

On the 93rd birth anniversary of India's greatest showman Raj Kapoor, his children Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Ritu Nanda, Rima Jain and Rajiv Kapoor launched Raj Kapoor: The One and Only Showman. The book on Raj Kapoor is both an autobiography and biography. "While the autobiography uses his own words, culled from interviews, journals and anecdotes, to provide an intimate glimpse into the mind of a genius, the biography is an attempt to record for posterity the lesser-known facets of his magnificent personality through the recollections of his family, colleagues and friends," explained the summary of Raj Kapoor: The One and Only Showman.

Jaya Bachchan was also a part of the event. Her husband Amitabh Bachchan, who is presently shooting in Thailand for Thugs of Hindostan, was unable to be a part of the event but he made his presence felt at the book launch. The megastar sent an emotional video message where he said, "The name Raj Kapoor only signifies one word - India. The Indian showman of all time. Visit any part of the world and your own Indian identity gets identified by his name... Such was and still is his presence. It will be very difficult to describe the phenomenon of Raj Kapoor. Was it the choice of his stories that he so passionately got involved in... To be able to read its effect into the eyes of the audience? Was it the music of his films? Every note, word, musical interval... The tune we still remember after so many years... His production elegance never seen before. His penchant for getting the right cast for every story."

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor read an excerpt that was written by late actor Shashi Kapoor. In the note, the late actor had said that his elder brother Raj Kapoor was like a father to him.

Randhir Kapoor shared that his father was a popular figure in Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and China. Once when they were travelling to China, people refused to take money when they recognised them as Raj Kapoor's children.

Shweta Nanda, Neetu Kapoor, Riddhima Kapoor Sahani and Nafisa Ali were present at the event.

Riddhima Kapoor attended the event with her little one, who seemed to be deeply engrossed in reading the book about her great-grandfather.