In SharmaJi Namkeen, Paresh Rawal is playing the remaining part of the film in place of Rishi Kapor who died amid the shooting of film.
The trailer of ‘Sharmaji Namkeen,’ the last film of late actor Rishi Kapoor, has been released on YouTube today. With veteran actor Paresh Rawal standing in for Kapoor in parts he couldn’t finish before his death, the film follows a retired man who tries to find ways to keep himself bust post retirement.
Sharmaji does everything to combat loneliness, from dog-walking to going to job interviews but could not find anything suitable to his personality until his friend advises him to try cooking at parties.
At first, he believes the group has gathered for a devotional service. He becomes angry, when he notices that the event, he is cooking for is not a devotinal meeting but a kitty party. He rings his friend, Satish Kaushik, and yells at him, infuriated.
However, with the time, he starts to like his work.He not only gets praises on his cooking, but he also befriends the kitty party gang, attending their parties and bonding with them, particularly with Juhi Chawla, until his son uncovers the truth and Sharmaji finds himself at a fork in the path.
He not only gets praises on his cooking, but he also befriends the kitty party gang, attending their cat parties and bonding with them.
Sharmaji follows his passion for cooking after overcoming the struggle between his feelings and his family.
‘Sharmaji Namkeen’ is all-star studded featuring the late Rishi Kapoor and Paresh Rawal for the role of Sharma jee, Juhi Chawla, Suhail Nayyar, Taaruk Raina, Satish Kaushik, Sheeba Chaddha, and Isha Talwar.
Directed by Hitesh Bhatia, ‘Sharmaji Namkeen,’ and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar through Excel Entertainment in association with Honey Trehan and Abhishek Chaubey of MacGuffin Pictures, will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on March 31.
Following Rishi Kapoor’s death in April 2020, the directors came up with several thoughts to replace the late actor, according to Ranbir Kapoor in a video (watch the video) announcing the teaser release date. One of the ideas was to bring Ranbir Kapoor in for his dad’s role using prosthetic but it did not work. Finally, makers of the film decided to rope in industry veteran Paresh Rawal to complete the remnant part of the film.
Rishi Kapoor died of leukaemia on April 30, 2020.