- I support the film and wish her all the best at Cannes: Rishi Kapoor
- He earlier said that doing cameo in Manto was a "mistake"
- "My fans complain to me why I have to do short roles," he had said
I have done one scene in Nandita Das's film "Manto" in a cameo. Just for the respect and admiration I have for her. Some mischief monger has tried to create a wedge between her and me. Absolutely untrue! I support the film and wish her all the best at Cannes Film Festival!— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 29, 2018
It is unclear if by 'mischief monger,' Rishi Kapoor means the journalist to whom he said last week, "It is a very wrong thing that I did Manto. Audience doesn't know why I did this 15 seconds role. They think I do not have work, so I did this role. My fans complain to me why I have to do short roles. It is a very wrong thing I did. I shouldn't be doing this. Either give me an elaborate role where I am happy or else I won't do. I don't think I will ever repeat this mistake." The interview was carried by news agency PTI.
Manto, a biopic of writer Saadat Hasan Manto who is played by actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival this month, in the Un Certain Regard category. Rishi Kapoor reportedly filled the role that was meant to be played by Om Puri, after the actor's death last year. Mr Kapoor filmed his appearance in April 2017, after which he exchanged pleasantries with Nawazuddin on Twitter:
It was indeed a pleasure sharing the screen with @chintskap Sir, what an amazing energy you possess even now.— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) April 19, 2017
Thank you Nawaz! Did that bit for Nandita Das and "Manto"-title role played by you. We will have fun working together in the future.Regards! https://t.co/DJA9mC4Tgj— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 19, 2017
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