Late actor Rishi Kappor’s last film, Sharmaji Namkeen, will be released in theatres on his birthday, September 4. The actor died before filming could be completed, and Paresh Rawal has been hired to complete the remainder of the film, as the same character. Rishi who died in 2020, after a two-year battle with cancer had his last screen appearance in The Body.
Previously, producer Honey Trehan had told in an interview that the film would be completed using ‘advanced technology’. “We will be using advanced technology, an amalgamation of VFX and some special technique, to finish the film without compromising on the quality. We are in discussion with a few [VFX studios] and are figuring out the way forward,” he had said.
He’d also noted that only four days of filming remain on the project, with the majority of the film already been shot in January, 2020.
“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,” he said.
Produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar in association with MacGuffin Pictures, directed by debutante Hitesh Bhatia, this film is a light-hearted coming-of-age story of a lovable 60-year-old man. The makers and team of Sharmaji Namkeen are ready to resume shoot soon. The film would be definitely in the waiting list of Rishi Ji’s fans.