Anirudh Tanwar, who played the late Rishi Kapoor’s son in the Netflix movie, Rajma Chawal recalled an incident from the sets of the film. The young actor mentioned how once he was preparing for a scene where he was supposed to cry but the senior actor kept on offering him samosas to eat. Anirudh told Zoom TV, “There's one scene where I had to cry and cry badly. But just before the take, Rishi ji ko kisine laakar ke samosa de diya (someone offered samosa to him) and he was really fond of eating.”
He continued, “But the craft that he had as an actor, it was easier for him to move from emotion A to emotion B. He was having samosa and he was asking 'Beta loge, khaaoge? Khaalo (Will you have samosa, son? Have it)'.” Anirudh, who was making his debut with this movie, was caught in a tricky situation. He elaborated, “And I was trying to prepare myself. I was saying rote rote nahi nahi aap khao sir (Still crying, I told him to eat). And Rishi sir said, 'Ro kyu raha hai, samosa kha. Khaa le beta khaa le (Why are you crying? Eat the samosa. Eat it, son)'. So, on one hand, I was trying to get into method acting because it is your first film, you are being very serious and the cast of the film is also strong. And he is like that in his thing.”
Rajma Chawal was released on November 30, 2018 on Netflix. Directed by Leena Yadav, it also starred Amyra Dastur in a key role.
Rishi Kapoor lost his life to cancer on April 30, 2020. On his 69th birth anniversary, the first look of his last movie, Sharmaji Namkeen was unveiled by his daughter, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni. As the movie remained incomplete due to his death, Paresh Rawal played the role he was supposed to in the movie. ALSO READ: Hidden Gem: Rajma Chawal On Netflix Is A Sweet Film Starring Rishi Kapoor
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