Rishi Kapoor’s latest film – Sharmaji Namkeen – is set to be released later this month. The veteran actor died in April 2020 while the shooting of the film was not completed. Eventually, Paresh Rawal intervened to stuff Rishi’s shoes into the film. In a videotaped message, Rishi’s son, actor Ranbir Kapoor, talks about why the film is special to him and recounts that at some point he thought of using prosthetics to complete the film. (Read also: Rishi Kapoor’s latest movie screening attended by his entire family, including Alia)
In a video posted by film producer Farhan Akhtar on social media, Ranbir appears to be talking about the film and Rishi memories. “I’m here to share something that makes Sharmaji Namkeen a very special film. This film is not special to me just because it’s Dad’s last movie, but Dad really believed in the story. I remember when he got sick in the middle of it. “Shoot, he wanted to somehow finish the shoot but life had other plans,” he says.
The actor tells how the film stopped after Rishi’s death, on April 30, 2020. He said that the producers and the family thought of many options, including visual effects and even Ranbir to replace his father. He said, “You may have heard ‘The show must go on.’ Dad lived it. After he left, I felt the movie might not be finished. “Nothing was going well. And that’s when Mr. Paresh Rawal intervened and helped us finish the film.”
Ranbir was all praise for Paresh Rawal, who intervened at the last minute to help complete the film. He said in the video: “It was very generous of him to meet this challenge because two different actors playing the same character are extremely rare in the world of cinema. Thanks to Paresh ji, we were able to complete Dad’s latest film and make it “We will always be one of the most beautiful memories of my father. On the screen, bringing a smile to his countless fans.” He then urged fans to give the film the same love they had for Rishi’s other films before it.
Sharmaji Namkeen is based on the life of a recently retired man who discovers his passion for cooking after joining a troubled female kitten. Directed by Hitesh Bhatia and produced by Excel Entertainment in collaboration with MacGuffin Pictures.
The trailer of the film will be released on Thursday, March 17. The film also stars Juhi Chawla, Suhail Nayyar, Taaruk Raina, Satish Kaushik, Sheeba Chaddha and Isha Talwar. It will be released on Amazon Prime Video on March 31.
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