The actor Taaruk Raina, got his once-in-a-lifetime chance when he was featured in the upcoming dramedy Sharmaji Namkeen alongside the late star actor Rishi Kapoor.
In the movie, Taaruk plays the role of Rishi Kapoor’s younger son, during his last screen outing, the veteran actor passed away due to cancer, two years ago.
The actor recalled the days that he had spent with Rishi Kapoor and confessed that he was always in an awe of the late star, to such an extent that he himself would end up forgetting his own lines.
He went on to narrate an incident from the onset and said that one of the most embarrassing moments that happened was when it was the second or the third day of the shoot and he had to do a scene with him.
What happened was when Rishi Kapoor was saying his dialogues to him, Taaruk was just so awed by looking how good he was at what he did, so much so that he himself ended up forgetting his own dialogues.
He further confessed that he just couldn’t help it but, luckily the director, Hitesh Bhatia, covered for him.
He continued to share that most of the conversations that took place between him and Rishi Kapoor were mostly about food, as well as, his film shoots from back in the 70s and 80s.
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Taaruk mentioned that each and every day spent with Rishi Kapoor, he would get to learn something new, as well as, get the chance to share the screen with the actor.
He said that Rishi Kapoor was unlike any other actors he had met before, and when he was on the set he wouldn’t ask for anything or need anything, and he would just switch on and off from his character whenever the camera was not rolling, and he was just like the character and did everything with perfection.
He soon understood that this is what a person with experience is like and how it shapes you as an individual over the years.
The movie, Sharmaji Namkeen also stars Paresh Rawal and Juhi Chawla. Paresh Rawal stepped in to play the rest of the role of Rishi Kapoor to complete the movie after the demise of Rishi Kapoor.