Randhir Kapoor effected by dementia, reveals nephew Ranbir Kapoor

Randhir Kapoor

New Delhi/IBNS: Veteran actor Randhir Kapoor is suffering from dementia, his nephew and actor Ranbir Kapoor has informed.

“My uncle Randhir Kapoor, who is going through an early stage of dementia, came to me after the film and said, ‘Tell dad that he is amazing, and where is he, let’s call him’. Art crosses the boundaries of medical conditions… And a good piece of storytelling really embodies that,” Ranbir told NDTV.

Ranbir said this while promoting his father’s last film Sharmaji Namkeen.

Speaking about the film, he said: “The show must go on – you all have heard it but I have seen my father live that. After his demise, we thought the film wouldn’t get completed. We thought of trying VFX or I could wear prosthetics and complete the role but nothing was working out. It was a tough time for all of us.”

“And that’s when Mr. Paresh Rawal stepped in. It was very generous of him to take up this challenge,” he added.

‘Sharmaji Namkeen’ is the first film where two veteran actors — Rishi Kapoor and Paresh Rawal — will be seen playing one character due to the death of the legendary romantic hero of Bollywood on April 30, 2020.

He was suffering from cancer for two years. Veteran actor Paresh Rawal filled in for him.

The film is streaming on Amazon Prime Video from Thursday onwards.