Sharmaji Namkeen Movie Story
Sharmaji Namkeen is Rishi Kapoor’s last film and the late actor ‘s movie is ready to be released in theatres on the late actor’s birth anniversary on September 4, 2021. The makers have also revealed that Paresh Rawal will complete the remaining portions of Rishi Kapoor’s role with the help of advance visual effects. The movie has few days of shooting left when Rishi Kapoor passed away at the age of 67 due to Leukemia.
Producer Honey Trehan told Mid-Day that director Hitesh Bhatia and his crew are now faced with the challenge of completing the film without its lead actor. He said, “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.” +
“We shot a major portion of the film in Delhi during January. Only a four-day schedule was pending,” Trehan said, assuring everyone that the film will be released theatrically. “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 (Sidhwani, producer) and Farhan (Akhtar, producer) for investing in the movie not just monetarily, but also emotionally,” he said. In an earlier interview, Trehan had said that the Delhi schedule of the film began days after the death of Rishi’s sister, Ritu Nanda. But the actor insisted on returning to work.
Trehan told Mumbai Mirror, “We were looking to reschedule but in answer to my condolence message he asked, ‘What is the call time tomorrow?’” Honey said that he told the actor to take a couple of days off. But Rishi replied, “Bakwas maat karo, what happened is personal, but work is my is my profession. I am equally responsible for both. The show must go on.”
Sharmaji Namkeen was supposed to mark Juhi Chawla and Rishi Kapoor’s re-union on the big screen after a long time. The two starred in films like Bol Radha Bol, Saajan Ka Ghar, Rishta Ho To Aisa, Ghar Ki Ijaazat, and Eena Meena Deeka to name a few.
They were last seen together in the 2009 film Luck By Chance. The film marked Farhan’s sister Zoya Akhtar’s directorial debut and was produced by Farhan and Ritesh Sidhwani.
Debutante filmmaker Hitesh Bhatia is directing the film, which is produced by Excel Entertainment in association with casting director-filmmaker Honey Trehan and Abhishek Choubey under their banner MacGuffin Pictures.
Giving the information, Indian film critic and film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted “PARESH RAWAL TO COMPLETE RISHI KAPOOR’S PORTIONS… Since the shoot of #RishiKapoor’s last film #SharmajiNamkeen is pending, #PareshRawal has agreed to complete the remainder of the film *in the same role*… The film will release on 4 Sept 2021, #RishiKapoor’s birth anniversary.”
He further added “#SharmajiNamkeen is produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar in association with MacGuffin Pictures… Directed by Hitesh Bhatia.”
Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully on April 30 after a two-year-long battle with leukaemia, his family said in a statement. He was 67. In September 2019, the veteran actor returned to Mumbai after staying in New York for almost a year for cancer treatment. He was last seen in the 2019 film ‘The Body’ alongside Emraan Hashmi and Sobhita Dhulipala.
Sharmaji Namkeen Movie Cast
- Rishi Kapoor
- Paresh Rawal
- Juhi Chawla
- Satish Kaushik
- Sheeba Chaddha
- Suhail Nayyar
- Ayesha Raza
- Gufi Paintal
- Niloy Rashid Jaki
- Madhu Anand Chandhock
- Shiwangi Peswani
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Sharmaji Namkeen Movie Credits
- Director : Hitesh Bhatia
- Produced By : Farhan Akhtar| Honey Trehan | Abhishek Chaubey
- Writers Credit : Hitesh Bhatia | Supratik Sen
- Music By : Niloy Rashid Jaki
Sharmaji Namkeen Movie Releasing Date
4 September 2021
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Sharmaji Namkeen Movie Short Description
Sharmaji Namkeen is a light-hearted coming-of-age story of a lovable 60-year-old man directed by Hitesh Bhatia starring Rishi Kapoor, his last movie.