Rishi all praise for Abhishek
The actor says that junior Bachchan made his own identity
Bollywood veteran Rishi Kapoor (above), who is sharing the screen space with Abhishek Bachchan (above, right) in his next for the first time, feels that the actor has grown out of the shadow of his actor — father Amitabh Bachchan and created his own place in the industry.
The 62-year-old actor worked with Big B in films like Kabhie Kabhie (1976), Coolie (1983) and Amar Akbar Anthony (1977). “Habits of both of them (Abhishek and Amitabh) are different and not necessary that he (Abhishek) should copy his (father’s) habits. He has made his own identity. This is the first film we have done together and we have done it with honesty. We did our best,” Rishi said.
In the film, he plays Abhishek’s father. The movie also stars Asin Thottumkal. Asin, who was last seen in Akshay Kumar-starrer 2012 film Khiladi 786, will be seen romancing Abhishek in the movie.
“The movie is a modern day Shravan Kumar’s story, where he did ‘char dhaam ki yatra’ for his parents ... This is the flavour of the film,” Rishi said.
Shravan is the name of a mythological character that appeared in Ramayana. He carried his old parents in two baskets each tied to a bamboo pole on a pilgrimage. Abhishek is seen doing the same in the poster of the film.
“I hope Abhishek and I present you an entertaining film. He is a good actor. I have worked with Asin earlier in Housefull 2. We had a good time working together,” Rishi said.
The film has been directed by OMG — Oh My God helmer, Umesh Shukla.