The film that captions the late Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor’s final screen appearance, will have an OTT premiere on 31st March. The film is directed by Hitesh Bhatia, the movie will release on Amazon Prime Video, it was confirmed in an announcement on Wednesday.
Interpreted as a “relatable and heartwarming story of self-realization and discovery”, the film attends the life of a recently retired man who learns his passion for cooking after joining a riotous women’s kitty circle. ‘Sharmaji Namkeen’ also stars Juhi Chawla, who extensively worked with Kapoor in the 1990s on films such as ‘Bol Radha Bol’, ‘Eena Meena Deeka’ and ‘Daraar’, as well as actors Suhail Nayyar, Taaruk Raina, Satish Kaushik, Sheeba Chaddha and Isha Talwar.
Producer Ritesh Sidhwani of Excel Entertainment announced that the film Sharmaji Namkeen is a slice-of-life story of an ordinary man and his extraordinary pursuit to find a new meaning in life and further said that they are humbled and thankful to work with the legendary actor, the late Rishi Kapoor, for this epic family entertainer, which persists his last onscreen portrayal. The movie will be a tribute to his bidding stardom and charm.
Juhi Chawla the lead actress of this film also shared the posters and the thrilling update with fans on social media, announcing, “Aa rahe hai Sharmaji,hamare life me lagane tadka.”
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— Juhi Chawla (@iam_juhi) March 9, 2022
,Rishi Kapoor died at the age of 67 in April 2020 after the two-year-long fight with leukaemia. After his sudden death, the makers had roped in actor Paresh Rawal to complete the remaining portions of the film, making it the first representative where two actors will play the same character in one movie.