Actor Rishi Kapoor’s last film was Sharmaji Namkeen. The shoot of the film is still incomplete. The film will complete the shoot with the help of Advance Visual Effects.
The film’s Producer Honey Trehan told the challenges to Mid-Day. He told that director Hitesh Bhatia and his crew are now faced with the challenge of completing the film. As the lead actor is no more. 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.”
The movie stars Juhi Chawla opposite Rishi Kapoor.
The film, Sharmaji Namkeen had begun production in December, and had just four days of filming left. But the nationwide coronavirus lockdown was announced. “We shot a major portion of the film in Delhi during January. Only a four-day schedule was pending,” Trehan said.
He added, “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,”.
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 profession. I am equally responsible for both. The show must go on.”