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‘Chintu ji Wanted Me To…’

Rishi Kapoor’s final movie Sharmaji Namkeen has been within the headlines ever since its announcement was made. The film is particular for followers as it would mark the thespian’s last efficiency, submit the heartbreaking information of his demise. Sharmaji Namjkeen’s director and author Hiten Bhatia in a latest interview with Indian Express shared in regards to the Bobby actor’s last movie and the way he insisted on taking a close-up shot, throughout his final taking pictures sequence for the film.

Hitesh remembered Rishi Kapoor’s final scene in dialog with the information portal, “The last scene we shot with Chintu ji was a kulfi scene. And it is such an amazing sequence to recall.” Talking about it, Hitesh stated he was okay with the shot and needed to wrap up, however Rishi Kapoor insisted to take his shut up.

“The last shot that he ever gave, I didn’t want to take a close-up. I was like, ‘We don’t need the close-up. We are done with the scene. Let’s wrap it.’ Chintu ji, who never insists, wanted me to take the close-up as he believed it will add to the scene. The light was going badly. So, he asked the DOP to make the close-up happen no matter what. And eventually, we did the shot, not knowing it will become the last shot of his life,” Hitesh choked up as he recalled the scene.

He termed the movie a “roller-coaster journey” — from comfortable moments to the heartbreaking information of Rishi Kapoor’s demise, the movie noticed each state of affairs one can presumably think about. “When Chintu ji passed away, at a certain level, the thought that this film is now over and it won’t get completed was staring at me. There was just no precedence to finish this film. So, from that thought to finishing the film and today, it is about to release, is honestly a dream come true. These things just don’t happen,” Bhatia instructed the information outlet.

After the demise of the long-lasting actor, the movie’s group got here up with completely different concepts to finish its filming. Bhatia revealed that at one level, in addition they considered roping in Ranbir Kapoor to step into the footwear of Rishi Kapoor. “This film has got a life of its own. We wanted to stay true to what we started. There was an emotional commitment to ourselves, Ranbir Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor. Ranbir, Farhan and Ritesh were very clear that it was Chintu ji’s last film, which is why the idea of Ranbir donning prosthetics and coming on board to finish the film was considered first. We seriously considered that, but it didn’t go anywhere,” Hitesh stated.

The director shared that ultimately, Paresh Rawal joined the group to finish the movie. As per Hitesh Bhatia, the Oh My God actor was on board in 10-Quarter-hour of the movie being provided to him.

“When Pareshji came on board, it was more to do with him than me. As an actor, it is a very difficult call because this is nothing like he or any of us has done before. You don’t know if any of it will eventually make sense or look good. But Pareshji, very early on, decided that he believes in the script and really likes it. He also came from an emotional point that it was Chintu ji’s last film. Within 10-15 minutes, he was on board. Again, working with him was pure joy. He made the character his own. There was no brief to him about how to approach it, but it all worked out well in the end,” Hitesh revealed.

Sharmaji Namkeen is ready to launch on Amazon Prime Video on March 31, and it boasts of a stellar star forged. The Late Rishi Kapoor and Paresh Rawal are seen alongside Juhi Chawla, Suhail Nayyar, Taaruk Raina, Satish Kaushik, Sheeba Chaddha, and Isha Talwar. In a primary for Hindi cinema, Sharmaji Namkeen options two veteran actors Rishi Kapoor and Paresh Rawal taking part in the identical character. Directed by Hitesh Bhatia and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar beneath the banner of Excel Entertainment in affiliation with Honey Trehan and Abhishek Chaubey of MacGuffin Pictures, Sharmaji Namkeen will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on March 31.

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