Rishi Kapoor seems to have left behind all his senior-actor airs and is set to don a completely new avatar in director David Dhawan’s Chashme Buddoor. The actor will be sporting tattoos of bikini-clad girls and will be seen riding a Harley Davidson in the film. Talking to us about Kapoor’s
character, Dhawan says, “Rishiji has the most exciting character in the film. It is something he has never been seen doing before. His character is that of a bachelor who has crossed the age of marriage, but still gets mighty excited about the prospect of meeting a girl.”
Actor Rishi Kapoor during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit at Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi.
Interestingly, it was Kapoor’s idea to sport such tattoos as he felt it would go best with his character — a Goan ex-sailor who runs a restaurant. “He came up with the Harley Davidson bit too. He kept on improvising the role through out the shoot,” says Dhawan.
Chashme Buddoor is the remake of 1981 hit romantic comedy of the same name. Sai Paranjpye directed the original. The three friends in Dhawan’s version are played by Ali Zafar, Siddharth and Divyendu Sharma. Kapoor’s character shares a love-hate relationship with these three men. “These three guys are his best friends and his worst enemies,” says Dhawan. The film, which is releasing on April 5, stars Taapsee Pannu in the female lead.