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Parched director Leena Yadav ropes in Rishi Kapoor for her next, Rajma Chawal

Rajma Chawal will showcase generation gap in the era of mobile phones. Rishi Kapoor plays the dad while debutante Anirudh Tanwar will play his son. Amyra Dastur will also be seen in the film.

bollywood Updated: Nov 01, 2017 16:06 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Leena Yadav,Rishi Kapoor,Rajma Chawal
Rishi Kapoor will play the father in a story that traces generation gap in the era of mobile phones.(IANS)

Filmmaker Leena Yadav, who directed the critically acclaimed Parched, is all set for her next, Rajma Chawal, with Rishi Kapoor in the lead. The film goes on floor on November 7 in Delhi and is expected to wrap up by December-end in a start-to-finish schedule.

Rajma Chawal will revolve around a father-son duo and deals with conflicts related to generation gap. Anirudh Tanwar plays Kapoor’s son. Amyra Dastur will plays Anirudh’s love interest in the film.

“The idea behind the film is to illustrate how everything happens over the mobile phone today. People would rather catch up over a chat than have a proper conversation and this affects parent-children relationships. Parents are struggling to cope with technological advancements and Rishi Kapoor portrays the many shades of a father, from funny to intense. Anirudh has trained at Lee Strasberg theatre and film institute and is a perfect fit. I’ve wanted to work with him since a long time,” Leena said in a press statement.

Leena further informed that Amyra helps the father-son duo overcome their differences and the title Rajma Chawal plays an important part in the narrative as Indians are emotionally connected to food. “Whenever I talk about rajma-chawal, it evokes a smile as people are reminded of home. There couldn’t have been a more perfect title for a father-son relationship.”

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First Published: Nov 01, 2017 15:42 IST