Yesteryear actress Rekha at the screening of 102 Not Out. Directed by Umesh Shukla, the film stars stalwarts Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor. The former plays a fun-loving, energetic, 102-year-old man intent on breaking the record for the oldest person in the world, while Rishi Kapoor essays his 75-year-old son. It is based on a Gujarati play of the same name. Pics/Yogen Shah
Veteran actors Rishi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan will reunite on the big screen after 27 years, but the former doesn't "feel the gap". Talking about his experience of working with Amitabh in the forthcoming film 102 Not Out, Rishi told the media during a media interaction last week, "We worked in this film after 27 years but from the time we went on the set, we started rehearsing. We did not feel the gap between these years." "I feel proud to say that I have been working with him for the last 44 years. Our first film was Kabhi Kabhie (1976) and the last time we worked together was in Ajooba (1991)." Pictured: Rekha at the screening
Together, Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor have delivered celebrated films like Naseeb, Kabhi Kabhie, Amar Akbar Anthony and Coolie. Amitabh appreciates all his 102 Not Out co-stars, including Jimit Trivedi. "I believe if you are appreciating my performance, it is due to my co-artistes. If they don't perform well enough for your reaction, then your reaction would go wrong," said the megastar. Pictured: Prem Chopra at the screening
Yesteryear actress Neetu Singh also attended the screening of hubby Rishi Kapoor's film 102 Not Out. Neetu and Rishi were a popular lead pair in the 1970s and have starred together in 12 films of which Khel Khel Mein (1975), Rafoo Chakkar (1975), Kabhie Kabhie (1976), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Duniya Meri Jeb Mein (1979) and their guest appearance in Pati Patni Aur Woh (1978) were successful
The late legendary actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor's wife Krishna Raj Kapoor attends the screening of 102 Not Out. Asked why there isn't much representation of senior citizens in films, Amitabh Bachchan, 75, said: "Senior citizens are very respectable people of our society. If they are not there, we are not there. Whenever we try to make a film on them, we treat them with dignity. I hope that through this film, we will be able to convey the message to our audience"
Neela Devi Gohil (R), the wife of late Bollywood legend Shammi Kapoor, at the screening of 102 Not Out. Neela Devi and Shammi Kapoor tied the knot on January 27, 1969. She hails from the former royal family of Bhavnagar in Gujarat. Kapoor was previously married to Geeta Bali, who died of small pox and had a son Aditya Raj Kapoor with her
Shashi Ranjan at the screening of 102 Not Out. Shashi is the husband of The Indian Television Academy founder Anu Ranjan and the father of Bollywood actress Anushka Ranjan, who made her debut with Wedding Pulav, and Akanksha Ranjan
Hichki director Siddharth P Malhotra attends the special screening of 102 Not Out. Siddharth has already turned his attention towards his next, an "all-out entertainer". With two socially relevant films - apart from Hichki, the Kajol-starrer We Are Family (2010) - behind him, Malhotra now wants to roll back his shoulders and have some fun with his next. "I am writing two more projects. They are fun, light-hearted subjects. They will not have any social message. I want to make a comedy and make people laugh," Malhotra said in an interview
Rekha, Prem Chopra, Krishna Raj Kapoor, Neetu Singh and other veteran Bollywood celebrities attended a special screening of 102 Not Out in Mumbai recently
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