In the past few days, the Indian Cinema lost a precious jewel. Rishi Kapoor succumbed to leukemia on April 30, aged 67. The actor had been working on a film titled ‘Sharmaji Namkeen’ before he breathed his last. However, due to the lead actor Rishi Kapoor’s demise, the movie could not be completed. Henceforth the movie has now been planned to be completed with the help of advanced VFX technology.
Mid-Day had been informed by Producer Honey Trehan that Director Hitesh Bhatia and his crew were now posed by the challenge of completing the movie in the absence of its lead actor, Late Rishi Kapoor.
“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.”, said Honey Trehan, the Producer of Sharmaji Namkeen.
The production of this movie had started in December 2019. The movie also stars the talented Juhi Chawla. Only four days more were required before they could wrap up with the filming when nationwide corona virus triggered lockdown was enforced.
“We shot a major portion of the film in Delhi during January. Only a four-day schedule was pending.”, assured Honey Trehan.
Producer Honey Trehan assures everyone that ‘Sharmaji Namkeen’ shall 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.”, said Producer Honey Trehan.
Producer Honey Trehan also shared in an interview earlier that the filming of Sharmaji Namkeen had begun just some days after Rishi Kapoor’s sister Ritu Nanda’s demise.
Honey Trehan shared with 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 asked Rishi Kapoor to take a couple of days off on account of the recent loss the actor had suffered. But Rishi replied, “Bakwas mat karo, what happened is personal, but work is my profession. I am equally responsible for both. The show must go on.”