Sharmaji Namkeen: Paresh Rawal to complete late actor Rishi Kapoor’s role

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Late actor Rishi Kapoor will be last seen in the movie Sharmaji Namkeen. The film is slated to release in theatres on September 4, late actor’s birthday. A few portions of the film is left to shoot with majority being shot in January 2020. The senior Kapoor passed away before he could complete the filming of Sharmaji Namkeen. Now, Paresh Rawal will be stepping in to complete the remaining portions of the film, as the same character.

Rishi passed away in 2020 after battling cancer for almost two year. Earlier, producer Honey Trehan had told Mid-Day that they will complete the movie using ‘advanced technology’ and the discussions were on for the same. He was quoted saying, “We will be using advanced technology, an amalgamation of VFX and some special technique, to finish the film without compromising on the quality.” He also added that they are “figuring a way forward” on the same.

In the same interview, the producer had mentioned that only 4 days of the shoot were remaining for the film. “We want to take this film to the theatres for his friends, family and fans. We all owe this to Rishiji, one of the silver screen legends. I am grateful to Ritesh and Farhan for investing in the movie not just monetarily, but also emotionally,” Honey had said.

Sharmaji Namkeen has been produced by Ritesh Sidhwani & Farhan Akhtar in association with MacGuffin Pictures and has been directed by debutante Hitesh Bhatia. The film is a light-hearted coming-of-age story of a lovable 60-year-old man.

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