Posted On Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 08:21:12 AM
Even as all eyes are on Yash Chopra’s next starring Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif, which marks his return as director after a hiatus of eight years, it is now learnt Rishi and Neetu Kapoor will play not-so-small cameos in the film.
The couple will carry forward the characters they portrayed in the filmmaker’s 1976 classic Kabhie Kabhie, where they romanced to the tune of numbers like Tere chehre se nazar nahin hat-ti and Tera phoolon jaisa rang composed by Khayyam. We hear A R Rahman will compose a special romantic number for them in the film.
The Kapoors, who are in Prague this week for a friend’s 60th birthday bash, will fly down to London to join Yash Chopra’s unit to play their parts that carry tremendous nostalgic value. Rishi Kapoor confirmed the news but refused to divulge details, “From Prague, we head to London to shoot for Yash Chopra.
It’s an honour and our way of paying our respect to the filmmaker. Beyond that, I don’t think I should talk about our role. Yash Chopra would like the nature of our appearance to be a surprise.”
However, a source close to the film revealed, “Yash Chopra, who considers Daag, Kabhie Kabhie and Chandni to be his most romantic films ever, is hoping to recreate the romance of these films in his next.
Shah Rukh and Katrina have been projected through music and poetry the way Amitabh Bachchan and Raakhee were in Kabhie Kabhie.
To create a sense of continuity and constancy between the two romantic eras covered by Kabhie Kabhie and Yash Chopra’s new film, Rishi and Neetu Kapoor will be playing the two carefree students Vicky Khanna and Pinky Kapoor, respectively, from Kabhi Kabhie, once wildly in love, now happily married for decades and still wildly in love.”