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Sharmaji Namkeen Starring Juhi Chawla To Release On Rishi Kapoor’s Birth Anniversary

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Sharmaji Namkeen: Juhi Chawla shared the news today that the upcoming film Sharmaji Namkeen starring her and late veteran actor Rishi Kapoor will be released on his birth anniversary.

Chawla said, “We are looking forward to its release on Chintuji’s birthday, 4th September this year.” She also added that the producers of the film made sure that the film was completed on time after Rishi Kapoor’s death.

Juhi Chawla expressed her views about the film’s script and said, “It is one of the sweetest, warmest and funniest scripts I have heard in some time. When it was first narrated to me, I was excited! ” She further added that the dialogues and film keep you smiling and chuckling. Chawala believes “Chintuji’s role was tailor made for him.”

Sharmaji Namkeen is being produced by Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani and Honey Trehan. The film is directed by Hitesh Bhatia. It will be released under their banner MacGuffin Pictures.

Juhi Chawla and Rishi Kapoor would be sharing the screen again on Sharmaji Namkeen after the drama film Chalk n Duster. The duo has also worked together in the films like Bol Radha Bol, Luck By Chance and Eena Meena Deeka. Chawla added how she was jealous of how good Kapoor’s role was after she heard the script. She added that they started the shoot in January last year and had a ‘lovely time’.

Rishi Kapoor passed away due to leukaemia on April 30, 2020. He was diagnosed with the disease in 2018. Kapoor had complained of breathing difficulties and was admitted on April 29. Kapoor passed away within 24 hours of the demise of his co-star Irrfan Khan from D-Day.

After Kapoor’s demise, veteran star Paresh Rawal was agreed to shoot the remaining part. The makers of the film said, “Paresh Rawal has agreed to shoot the remaining portions of the film. The shoot will begin soon, we are figuring out things.”