Ranbir Kapoor Reveals Randhir Kapoor Is Battling Early Stage Of Dementia, Asked Him About Rishi Kapoor After Watching Sharmaji Namkeen

Ranbir Kapoor reveals that his uncle Randhir Kapoor is going through a formative phase (Photo Credits: IMDb/Wikimedia)

As soon as Rishi Kapoor’s last film Sharmaji Namkeen released, fans and critics are already giving positive feedback to the film. A day before the release of the film, Ranbir Kapoor was seen promoting the film Amazon Prime. During a conversation with a media portal, Ranbir spoke about his uncle Randhir Kapoor’s reaction and revealed that Kareena Kapoor’s father is going through an early stage of dementia.

Directed by Hitesh Bhatia, it also stars Juhi Chawla, Suhail Nayyar and Isha Talwar in supporting roles. The Amazon Prime film marks Kapoor’s posthumous appearance after his death. Later, Paresh Rawal took over the role of Kapoor after his demise. The veteran star succumbed to cancer after suffering from cancer for more than 2 years.

During his interview with NDTV, Ranbir Kapoor talked about uncle Randhir Kapoor’s reaction after watching Sharmaji Namkeen starring Rishi Kapoor. The actor shared that his uncle is in the early stages of dementia and called up Rishi to tell him how amazing the film was.

Randhir Kapoor said, “My uncle Randhir Kapoor, who is going through the early stages of dementia, and movie, said, ‘Tell dad he’s amazing, and where is he, let’s call him’. Art transcends the boundaries of medical conditions… and a fine piece of storytelling really embodies that.”

In an earlier promotional video for movieRanbir can be seen talking about asking him to work in the film using prosthetics, “The show must go on – you all heard it but I saw my father live that.”

“After his demise, we thought that the film (Sharmaji Namkeen) would not be completed. We thought of trying VFX or I could wear prosthetics and complete the role but nothing was working. It was a difficult time for all of us. And then Mr. Paresh Rawal stepped in. It was very generous of him to accept this challenge,” explained Ranbir Kapoor in the video.


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