Rishi Kapoor caught in Bollywood row

DECCAN CHRONICLE | SUBHASH K. JHA
Published Oct 19, 2015, 4:36 am IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 10:40 am IST
The producer pleaded with Rishi to stay on and professionalism won
Rishi Kapoor
 Rishi Kapoor
Wedding Pulao which launches producer Shashi Ranjan’s daughter Anushka was originally meant to be directed by Rahul Rawail who roped in his best friend Rishi Kapoor to make a very special appearance in the wedding comedy.
 
But then Rawail had a fall-out with the producer and he marched out of the project. Ace cinematographer Binod Pradhan took over the directorial reins, leaving Rishi in a dilemma of loyalty.
Rishi says, “I did the film only because of my friend Rahul Rawail.”
 
However, the producer pleaded with Rishi to stay on and professionalism won. Rishi says, “Although my heart was not in it I’ve stayed on. I stayed on because it’s the producer’s daughter’s launch. Why spoil the moment for a newcomer?”
 
This is not the first time that Rahul Rawail has fallen out with a producer while launching newcomers. In 1978 Rawail directed  Love Story, the launch film for Kumar Gaurav and Vijayta Pandit. But he had a massive fall-out with producer Rajendra Kumar and Rawail’s name was removed from the credits of Love Story although he had directed the entire film.
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