When the makers of KAPOOR & SONS embarked their promotions, they first unveiled Rishi Kapoor's octogenarian patriarch look and stunned one and all with it. The look went viral and it immediately created a curiosity among the patrons. With that the gullible audience believed KAPOOR & SONS would be Rishi Kapoor's remarkable film (much like what PAA was for Amitabh Bachchan).
So, when the first trailer of the film was about to release, it was pretty much expected that Rishi Kapoor would be the central part and that trailer will largely revolve around his character. But to everyone's surprise, the trailer rather concentrated on Sidharth Malhotra-Fawad Khan and Alia Bhatt's chemistry, camaraderie. While we awaited to see some more glimpses of Rishi Kapoor on-screen, the trailer took us through the journey of Sidharth-Fawad-Alia's characters.
And it seems, like us Chintuji (Rishi Kapoor) is also a bit shocked with his portrayal in the first trailer. Well, if we go by the latest reports, then Chintuji, who was one of the early birds to arrive at the trailer launch event, left mid-way and that too abruptly. It is being heard that before unveiling the trailer Rishi warmly interacted with producer Karan Johar and other young actors of the film. But as soon as the official trailer of KAPOOR & SONS was unleashed, Rishi Kapoor's mood underwent a drastic change.
It is held that Rishi Kapoor, after the screening of trailer, walked up to KJo and whispered something into his ears. And thereafter he took off like wind before one could even blink their eyes. Though everyone looked clueless about Rishi's sudden exit, Karan Johar cleared at once that something urgent had cropped up so he had to leave immediately.
While Rishi Kapoor and Karan Johar made it appear to be an urgent call, we deem something is still unclear. Now whether it was an emergency call or the veteran actor is miffed with the way his character has been presented (for a shorter duration than expected), is something only he can clear.
Meanwhile, we would like to believe the makers may have planned an altogether different promotional strategy for Rishi Kapoor's character. Perhaps, in the subsequent trailers/teasers we might witness a bit more of him. So, let's wait and watch as the promotions of KAPOOR & SONS has just begun.
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