Sharmaji Namkeen: Ranbir Kapoor on Rishi Kapoor’s Last Film, Paresh Rawal Stepping in and More

‘Sharmaji Namkeen’ which marks the last film of legendary actor Rishi Kapoor before his demise is presently out and, is being received with great love. While it is a very special time for Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor to promote his father’s last piece of work, the son could not stop reminiscing about how he wished his father could have finished the film.

The story of the film revolves around a retired man Brij Gopal Sharma which was supposed to be played by Rishi Kapoor. Unfortunately, Kapoor died on April 30, 2020, when the film was unfinished. Eventually, veteran actor Paresh Rawal took up the character of Sharmaji and finished the film.

Taking a moment to thank the veteran actor for his graceful move, Ranbir said, “I am extremely grateful that an actor of Mr Paresh Rawal’s calibre had stepped in and agreed to finish this film. I being an extremely big admirer of my father’s work and see the kind of passion and excitement he had for this character; perhaps that’s why there is a part of me which always wanted that I hope he had finished this film.”

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However, Ranbir also added that watching two actors in the same role is exciting. “The experience to see two different actors with two different styles, two different great actors performing the same character was such a refreshing and entertaining take on moviemaking. I think the audience won’t get confused because after two minutes you won’t even release that two different personalities are performing the same character,” he said.

The film is directed by Hitesh Bhatia, ‘Sharmaji Namkeen’ also featuring – Juhi Chawla, Suhail Nayyar and Isha Talwar and is streaming on Amazon Prime Video. You can read our review of the same, here.

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