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"Rishi ji stayed even after his packup to help me in the big scene in 'Sharmaji..." - Suhail Nayyar

It was only yesterday that the world was remembering Rishi Kapoor on his death anniversary and it is only fitting that his last co-star Suhail Nayyar goes on to share something special with us.

Published: Sunday,May 01, 2022 09:44 AM GMT-06:00
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It has been a while since Sharmaji Namkeen released on Amazon Prime Video but even today, the film continues to be rake in a lot of love and appreciation while remembering the late great Rishi Kapoor.

It was only yesterday that the world was remembering Rishi Kapoor on his death anniversary and it is only fitting that his last co-star Suhail Nayyar goes on to share something special with us.

Actor Suhail Nayyar played the role of Rinku, the on-screen son of Rishi Kapoor in the film. In an exclusive conversation with India Forums,we asked Nayyar on what would be the fondest memory of working with Kapoor for him.

To this, he answered, "I have so many memories working with Rishi Kapoor. I felt so honoured and humbled that Rishi Ji went and watched Hotel Mumbai. When we were shooting for Sharmaji, Hotel Mumbai just got released. So, he went and watched it in the theatre and he told me how he liked my performance and the film. He was so playful, we would talk about food and current affairs etc. We had a scene where I tell him about my promotion and his character feeds me jaggery. So, I told him that I don't have a sweet tooth and he asked me that do I like jaggery, I said no. Then he said that that's okay, I will feed you a small amount then. And then the playful guy he was, when the scene happened, he took a huge bite and fed it to me. When the scene was cut, he would tease me that this is natural acting and you wanted to be an actor, right? So got to do all this (laughs). It was really funny."


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When we were shooting for the confrontational scene, his pack-up was done and only my closes were left. But the fantastic man he was, he stayed even after his packup for my closes to give my cues. That is so amazing that he stayed back for me just to help me and give my cues. I was in absolute awe of him.

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He added, "It was indeed the best experience of my life of having had the chance work with him, knowing him as a person. So not just one memory but I have fondest memories with him. And another thing, when we were shooting for the confrontational scene, his pack-up was done and only my closes were left. But the fantastic man he was, he stayed even after his packup for my closes to give my cues. That is so amazing that he stayed back for me just to help me and give my cues. I was in absolute awe of him."

Indeed, it was always the best film to remember him by.


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