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Juhi Chawla: Loved it when Rishi Kapoor scolded us on set

Updated on: 30 March,2022 07:27 AM IST  |  Mumbai
Uma Ramasubramanian |

Ahead of his swansong Sharmaji Namkeen’s release, Juhi Chawla remembers the joy of working with the late Rishi Kapoor

Juhi Chawla: Loved it when Rishi Kapoor scolded us on set

Juhi Chawla

In 1992, Juhi Chawla had first collaborated with Rishi Kapoor on Bol Radha Bol. Having teamed up on multiple films since, Sharmaji Namkeen was to be another movie that would take their association forward. But fate had other plans. For Chawla, there’s a still sense of disbelief as she remembers her co-star who passed away in April 2020. “I was shattered. Just a few months before [his demise], we were on sets, laughing together, as Chintuji [Kapoor] was calling me an insecure actor. He would yell at me for watching my scenes on the monitor. I used to love it when he scolded us because that was his way of showing [love],” she recounts.

Rishi Kapoor in the filmRishi Kapoor in the film

Hitesh Bhatia’s directorial venture revolves around the late actor’s character who, after retirement, finds his purpose in cooking. Chawla believes the role was “tailor-made” for the veteran actor. “Before we started shooting, we had reading sessions. As soon as Chintuji came, he announced, ‘I will leave in half an hour. Amitji [Amitabh Bachchan] has told me readings are a good thing. But I don’t do such things.’ When we began the reading, Chintuji started enjoying it so much that he was the last one to leave,” she laughs, adding that it was sheer joy to see him bring his characters alive. “He was quirky, spontaneous and a great actor. He never stressed about rehearsals; he knew his lines would just flow.”

After the veteran actor’s passing, Paresh Rawal stepped in to complete his portions in the Amazon Prime Video film. “Hitesh told me that since this is Chintuji’s last work, we will figure out a way to complete the film. We are grateful that Pareshji agreed to step in.”

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