Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away last year leaving the whole industry in shock and grief. As Juhi Chawla completed Sharmaji Namkeen without Rishi Kapoor it has been an emotional journey for her.
However, the actress is satisfied that the film which will make the late actor’s last appearance on the screen will be released next month on his birth anniversary.
Rishi Kapoor said his last goodbye on April 30 last year after battling cancer. He had shot for most parts of Sharmaji Namkeen with Juhi Chawla in the beginning of 2020.
Later Paresh Rawal stepped into his shoes. Juhi Chawla said that the film will release on September 4.
Talking to Indian Express the actress said, “We are looking forward to its release on Chintuji’s birthday, 4th September this year”.
She also added that after Rishi Kapoor’s death, the film’s producers — Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani and Honey Trehan — made sure that it was completed on time.
“It is one of the sweetest, warmest and funniest scripts I have heard in some time. When it was first narrated to me, I was excited! The dialogues and moments of the entire film keep you smiling and chuckling with laughter, and Chintuji’s role was tailor made for him,” Juhi added.
“At the end of the month we took a break. A few months later Chintuji’s health took a turn for the worse and we lost him. That was very very sad. The producers of the film Honey Trehan , Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar took it upon themselves to complete the film,” the actress told the publication.
The two actors were seen together in films like Bol Radha Bol, Luck By Chance and Eena Meena Deeka.