"Those who have seen the film have loved it. That's heartening enough. As actors you can do as much to give your best to the film. The release is not in our hands. There is a team looking at these aspects though from what I have heard so far, the footfalls have only been on a rise ever since Do Dooni Chaar released last Friday," says Rishi Kapoor, who has come up with one of his most realistic performances ever.
As a Mathematics teacher, who brings home a car, Rishi Kapoor has seen wide positive reactions coming his way with congratulatory messages and calls pouring in right through the weekend.
"Appreciation has been there. It would be great to have many more people waking up to the film as well," the veteran actor comments, "If the film can run at better show timings from here on, it would further add on to its visibility."
One looks forward to that as well. While the critics' response to the film has been unanimously positive, making it one of the best reviewed movies of the year, the authenticity in the middle class setting has been applauded by one and all.
"Do you know that the sweaters that I wore in the film were personally picked by me from street side shops of Lajpat Nagar?" informs Kapoor, who totally got into the skin of the character for the film, "They cost a mere Rs. 200 but neither me nor Neetu minded wearing them as they went well with the characters that we portray in the film."
He is also happy that his better half's long impending comeback has been received whole heartedly by one and all. "We had a belief in Do Dooni Chaar that it would be a worthy comeback for Neetu. This belief has now come true with the reception that she as well as the film has got. It also makes us believe that we must have done something good," he says.
Rishi Kapoor is now looking forward to the film to stay strong at the box office despite competition in the form of multiple releases in the coming Fridays. "Do Dooni Chaar is for the family audiences and it is a known fact that women don't really venture out of their houses during Navratras. Post Dusshehra, I anticipate an increased number of footfalls," he concludes on a positive note.
Rishi Kapoor is happy. It was after three decades that he and Neetu Singh decided to return as onscreen pair in Do Dooni Chaar. If audience reception to the film is any indication, the comeback has been worthy enough after all.