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Blessed to still get lovely work: Rishi Kapoor

The actor spoke about the joy of receiving meaty roles in his later years from the sets of Leena Yadav's Rajma Chawal.

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On a bright, sunny afternoon here in the old world milieu of Chandni Chowk, veteran actor Rishi Kapoor took a moment from shooting for his new movie, Rajma Chawal, to talk about how 'blessed' he feels to be getting a chance to essay meaty and lovely roles that suit his age.

"I am blessed that I am still getting lovely work. I am really enjoying my work," Rishi told IANS amidst the hustle bustle on the set in Delhi.

"Being an actor, I should take any challenge, any role or any kind of work. Sometimes, the films work... Sometimes, they don't work. That doesn't worry me. But I am happy to do any kind of role which comes to me. Even at this age, getting good roles is a great news for me. Any role which challenges me as an actor, I like to do it," the 65-year-old added.

Kapoor's new film, Rajma Chawal, is being shot in the interiors of Chandni Chowk and is based on a father-son relationship. The film shines the spotlight on generation gap-related conflicts.

Directed by Parched (2016) director, Leena Yadav, the film will feature Rishi as the father and debutant Anirudh Tanwar as his son. It will also have actress Amyra Dastur.

Speaking about his reasons for selecting the film, Kapoor said, "I wanted to work with Leena. I liked the ambience and where the story was being told - The whole beauty of Chandni Chowk. I did it once with Delhi-6 (2009). The triumph of this project is that we are shooting the whole film in Chandni Chowk."

Going down the memory lane, he said: "As a kid, I remember going to Jama Masjid and eating lots of food here. If you ask me, I would dare (any actor) to come in here with these kind of people. If any actor will come here, he will be mobbed. But here, the arrangements are terrific and the people of Chandni Chowk have been really cooperative. They have been very nice and lovely. They are also helping us in shooting and are even working as extras. We have shot a lot outside too on streets."


Apart from this film, Rishi Kapoor will also be seen in '102 Not Out' alongside Amitabh Bachchan.