Rishi Kapoor who is busy promoting his upcoming film ‘Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi’, during an interview the veteran actor said, he approached Farah Khan for a remake of Rafoo Chakkar.
Rafoo Chakkar, was such a great film packed with entertainment action and romance when asked why don’t you make a remake of the film, when asked to comment on the same the actor said, “I spoke to Farah about this once and this is her answer, she said, ‘back then you were a superstar at the age of 20 and you looked amazing in the role where are we going to find a super star in today’s; date at the age of 20. It’s not possible to make a film without that.’ Farah and Sajid want to make this film their father was a part of that film they have an emotional attachment but they can’t find an actor who can play the part as I did.”
When asked about many films being made in today’s date for women empowerment, what are your thoughts about them, ” Since the olden time when ever there were films made on the idea women empowerment I was part of those films like, ‘Prem Rog’, ‘Damini’, ‘Tawayaf’, ‘Chandini’, and many more. I have done many films that reflect the future way of thinking. I have always played by part I have always helped and encouraged the women empowerment. No one can say that I haven’t done anything; you can blame other actors who have always done macho films and actions films. I am the one who has supported and made such films I can’t think of anyone else who has.”
He further adds, “I haven’t had the opportunity in the recent years. If I am offered a film to do I won’t think twice before accepting it. My dad used to say the hero in socially relevant films is the hero because he is supporting the cause and helping the women gain her stand, that’s Raj Kapoor’s thinking. When I used to wonder what am I doing in such films he used to tell me I am the real hero because I the one support the leading lady.”
When asked if Rishi Kapoor has ever given any suggestions to Ranbir like him Raj Kapoor gave him, he said, “I don’t interfere in Ranbir’s career and his decisions; he decides on his work I don’t say anything.”
In Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi, besides the presence of the veterans Paresh Rawal, Rishi Kapoor and Prem Chopra, the film also stars Vir Das and Payal Ghosh as the lead stars. His future projects include ‘102 Not Out’ a Comedy-drama film starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor in the lead roles. This film is based on a Gujrati Play written by Saumya Joshi by the same name and is being directed by Umesh Shukla.
The film presented by Bholenath Movies/Cinekorn Entertainment and produced by Bharat Patel will be releasing on September 15.