Rishi Kapoor Reveals that He Met Dawood Ibrahim Twice

Rishi Kapoor talks about his meetings with Dawood Ibrahim in his autobiography.

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Rishi Kapoor as Dawood Ibrahim in <i>D-Day. </i>

According to reports, in his soon to be released autobiography titled Khullam Khulla, actor Rishi Kapoor has written in detail about meeting with India’s most wanted man - Dawood Ibrahim on two occasions.

The first time Rishi met Dawood was when the actor was invited over to the gangster’s house in Dubai for tea in 1988. Rishi explains that the meeting was before the 1993 bomb blasts took place and Dawood wasn’t an enemy of the state, so he didn’t think there was anything wrong in meeting him.

The actor goes on to describe how he was taken to an undisclosed location where he was met by Dawood himself and the two spoke for over 4 hours over cups of tea. During their conversation, Dawood told Rishi that he did not drink or serve alcohol, he also claimed to have only carried out petty thefts and got someone killed, but hadn’t killed anyone himself.

On another occasion, Rishi claims to have bumped into Dawood in 1989 while he was shopping for shoes with wife Neetu Singh in Dubai. The actor says that the underworld don was surrounded by 8 to 10 bodyguards and he offered to buy Rishi whatever he wanted. On both occasions Dawood had assured Rishi that he could contact him for anything he needed.

The actor incidentally played Dawood Ibrahim in Nikhil Advani’s film D-Day in 2013.

Rishi Kapoor’s biography Khullam Khulla published by Harper Collins will be formally launched in Delhi on 17 January.

(Source: Times of India)

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