Paresh Rawal, who stepped in to finish the part of late actor Rishi Kapoor in his last film, ‘Sharmaji Namkeen,’ says the screenplay was both tough and reassuring for him.
The Amazon Original drama, which has two great actors portraying the same character for the first time in Hindi film, is generating a lot of buzz.
When asked why he agreed to participate in the initiative, Paresh stated: “This film should get released because the script is brilliant and balanced. So, my first thought was if I can take up the role and justify it, then I definitely should.”
“At the cost of modesty, I would like to say that I loved the script so much that it was challenging yet comforting for me. I could relate to the script. I can identify with the father also known as Sharmaji, how he worked hard all his life to make his children able.”
Paresh added: “Later on, when he had nothing to do, he tried to find himself by pursuing what he enjoyed. However, his kids were not that supportive. This is sheer brilliant writing. The writer and director made this journey easy for me, and the producers, known for delivering outstanding films, made me confident that this project should be completed and released. Lastly, the actor inside me was greedy and wanted to do this role.”
Sharmaji Namkeen is an Excel Entertainment production in partnership with Macguffin Pictures, directed by Hitesh Bhatia. Juhi Chawla, Suhail Nayyar, Taaruk Raina, Satish Kaushik, Sheeba Chaddha, and Isha Talwar join Rishi Kapoor and Paresh Rawal in the ensemble cast.
‘Sharmaji Namkeen’ will launch on Amazon Prime Video on March 31.