Rishi all praise for Ab­hishek

The ac­tor says that ju­nior Bachchan made his own iden­tity

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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.

PHOTO: PRODIP GUHA/HT

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