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Rishi Kapoor's last film Sharmaji Namkeen to be premiered on Amazon Prime Video on 31 March

After the veteran actor's death, Paresh Rawal stepped into his shoes to play his character in the movie.

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The late veteran actor Rishi Kapoor's last film, Sharmaji Namkeen, which also stars Paresh Rawal, is set to be premiered directly on Amazon Prime Video on 31 March. 

The streaming giant and Excel Entertainment on Wednesday announced the world premiere of the actor's last film on social media. 

It's been almost two years since the actor died on 30 April 2020, and after his death, Paresh Rawal stepped into his shoes to play the same character.

The film tells a story of a recently retired man who discovers his passion for cooking after joining a riotous women’s kitty circle. 

"With every title, our endeavour at Prime Video has been to continuously deliver content that keeps our customers engaged and entertained,” said Manish Menghani, head, content licensing, Prime Video. “Sharmaji Namkeen is one such entertainer. It is a truly special film and a humble tribute to the acting prowess and cinematic brilliance of the late Rishi Kapoor and a testament to the immeasurable talent of Paresh Rawal. Both actors have entertained generations of audiences through their legendary performances. The film is yet another exciting chapter in our long-standing association with Excel Entertainment and we are certain this heartwarming tale will find its special place with customers in India and beyond," he added. 

Ritesh Sidhwani, co-founder, Excel Entertainment said “At Excel, we have always focused on offering the most clutter-breaking narratives and bring to life characters that are memorable and heartwarming. Sharmaji Namkeen is a slice-of-life story of an ordinary man and his extraordinary pursuit to find a new meaning in life. We are humbled and thankful to work with the legendary actor, the late Rishi Kapoor, for this epic family entertainer, which remains his last on-screen portrayal. The movie is our tribute to his commanding stardom and charm and we are happy to add another milestone to our robust collaboration with Prime Video.”

Directed by Hitesh Bhatia, the film features Juhi Chawla, Suhail Nayyar, Isha Talwar, Satish Kaushik, Taaruk Raina and Sheeba Chaddha.

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