"I am overwhelmed with response to Luck By Chance" - Rishi Kapoor


By Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Hungama News Network

Luck By Chance is not just a Farhan Akhtar film. Rather, it would be apt to call it a film that it is held together by three pillars - Rishi Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan and of course Farhan Akhtar himself. Though Rishi Kapoor had (modestly) attributed this Zoya Akhtar film as a Farhan Akhtar starrer, after the release of Luck By Chance one can't deny that this is as much as Rishi Kapoor film as well.

In his meatiest and most credible film ever since the release of Daraar [1996] (there have been notable films like Namastey London, Fanaa, Pyaar Mein Twist, Hum Tum but Luck By Chance easily sees him in the best written and enacted role this decade), Rishi Kapoor has come up with an endearing performance that is easily an added milestone in his four decade long film career.

Tell Rishiji about this and he says while bubbling with excitement, "It's great to see the way audience as well as media is responding to the film. Even my own industry people have responded to the film positively. Luck By Chance was meant to be a tribute to my colleagues and I am happy that everyone has taken it in the right spirit."

In the role of Rommy Rolly, Rishi Kapoor is phenomenal as an old time film producer who not just struggles to get a star hero (Hrithik Roshan) for his newly launched film but also various other entities like corporate house bigwig (Manish Acharya), heroine's mother (Dimple Kapadia), costume designer (Manish Malhotra) and financer (Boman Irani) amongst others. Still, an eternal optimistic that he is, he goes on to launch a new face (Farhan Akhtar), albeit at a peanut remuneration, and as luck would have had it, makes him a star.

Also, a close look at his mannerisms on screen makes him look like a combo of Subhash Ghai, Boney Kapoor, Gulshan Kumar amongst others. Laughs Rishiji, "I wasn't trying to spoof anyone. I would say that the characters in Luck By Chance are more cariacaturish since the behavioral traits have been imported from various sources. There are borrowed images that you would see in my character as well as others."

Though he was in Bangkok for the shoot of Kal Kissne Dekha for an entire week and is currently stationed in New Delhi for the shoot of Do Dooni Chaar, he has been cued on to the box office performance of Luck By Chance. His admirers, friends from the industry and trade sources have been calling and messaging him incessantly in appreciation of what inarguably is one of his best performances ever in a long illustrious career.

"Yes, I guess the film as well as my act has excited quite a lot of people out there", says Rishiji with a childlike enthusiasm, "I am overwhelmed with response to Luck By Chance. I am told that across the country, the film has been doing exceedingly well with every passing show even though the start was a little slow on Friday morning. Now I am just hoping that audience continues to appreciate it only further."