Actor Paresh Rawal has agreed to step into late actor Rishi Kapoor's role in his last film titled 'Sharmaji Namkeen' which is scheduled for a 2021 theatrical release.
The filmmakers and Paresh Rawal have taken this decision in order to release the film as a mark of respect for Rishi Kapoor.
Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed the news on social media. He 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”
“#SharmajiNamkeen is produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar in association with MacGuffin Pictures... Directed by Hitesh Bhatia” read the full tweet.
Due to untimely and sudden demise of veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, the shoot of the movie is still pending, the makers endeavour to present the veteran actor's last film this year as a tribute to his fans and him on his birthday that is September 4.
In association with MacGuffin Pictures, the film is produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar. Directed by debutante Hitesh Bhatia, the flick is a light-hearted coming-of-age story of a lovable 60-year-old man.
The makers and team of 'Sharmaji Namkeen' are ready to resume shoot soon with plans of a 2021 release.