It’s been a year and a half since the legendary actor, Risha Kapoor left for heavenly abode. Today is Rishi’s 69th birth anniversary and on this occasion, the actor’s daughter Riddhima Kapoor shared the first look of her father’s final film Sharmaji Namkeen.
Fans believe this is a true gift to him as the film will be his posthumous release. Riddhima also shared the first look of Paresh Rawal from the film. To the unversed, Paresh Rawal stepped into Rishi’s role to finish off the leftover portions after Rishi’s demise.
“We are proud to present, the poster of a very special film- Sharmaji Namkeen, starring one of the most celebrated actors in the Hindi film industry whose inimitable work and sparkling career we will cherish forever, Mr. Rishi Kapoor. As a mark of love, respect, and remembrance of him and as a gift to his millions of fans, here is the first look of his final film. A big thank you to Mr. Paresh Rawal, who completed the film by agreeing to take the sensitive step of portraying the same character played by Rishi-ji. Produced by Excel Entertainment and Macguffin Pictures, directed by debutant Hitesh Bhatia, this film is a light-hearted coming-of-age story of a lovable 60-year-old-man.” wrote Riddhima while sharing ehr late father’s first look.
She shared two posters featuring her late dad Rishi Kapoor and actor Paresh Rawal on her Instgaram. The poster shows Rishi walking with a smile clad in a sweater and muffler while holding a briefcase in his arms. The second poster shows versatile actor Paresh Rawal in similar attire.
The posters made fans happy and poured tributes in the comment section. A fan wrote, “Can’t wait to watch it.” Another wrote, “Will definitely watch it.” Another wrote, “Love you Chintuji, and missing you very much. Best wishes to Paresh Rawal ji and to the entire cast and crew of the movie.”
Sharmaji Namkeen is all about a 60-year-old man with the warmest and funniest storyline. Juhi Chawla, who will also feature in the film said “The dialogues and moments of the entire film keep you smiling and chuckling with laughter, and Chintuji’s role was tailor-made for him.” The film is helmed by debutant director Hitesh Bhatia and backed by Excel Entertainment and Macguffin Pictures.