Abhishek Bachchan recalls Rishi Kapoor throwing a tantrum about Delhi-6's ending: 'How can he die?'
- Abhishek Bachchan spoke about the ending of his 2009 movie Delhi 6. The actor recalled late actor Rishi Kapoor was not on board of the originally planned ending.
Abhishek Bachchan revisited his 2009 movie Delhi 6 during a recent interview and opened up about the highly-discussed ending. The actor played the lead role in the Rakesh Omprakash Mehra directorial with Sonam Kapoor, late actor Rishi Kapoor, Waheeda Rehman and Divya Dutta playing pivotal roles.
The movie, which made its way to Venice Film Festival, had two endings. The one that released in theatres featured Abhishek's character Roshan coming back to life after he meets his grandfather in heaven, played by Amitabh Bachchan. The original ending, however, featured Roshan's death.
Abhishek has now revealed that Rishi was not on board with the original ending. Speaking with Film Companion, he said, "Originally, Roshan was supposed to die. And Chintu uncle (#RishiKapoor) threw a tantrum about the ending saying, 'How can he die? You have to show hope' and I just had a flight to catch."
During the chat, Abhishek also remembered the time Rishi impressed him with his performance. He spoke about a particular scene that they shot together, in which Rishi used a coffee mug he was already holding, as a prop. "I realised there was no difference of Chintu uncle before the camera rolled and when it rolled after. What was his actual coffee mug just became the prop and he just carried on. And I said, 'wow'," he said about the late actor's talent.
The actor also revisited the time spent on the sets and said that all that the crew discussed was the menu for the day. "We became part of a community and I think that was what Rakeysh intended. He just said 'hang out and bind' and everyone just formed seamless bonds," he said.
Rishi died in April 2020 after his two-year battle with cancer. On Monday, Deepika Padukone announced that Amitabh Bachchan would fill in the shoes of Rishi in the remake of The Intern.