D-Day's director Nikhil Advani arranged a special screening of his directorial venture D-Day in New York for the Kapoor and the Bachchan families. The two families are related through Rishi Kapoor's sister Ritu Nanda, who also happens to be Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan's daughter Shweta's mother-in-law.
Ritu Nanda is being treated for an illness in New York. This is
the reason Jaya Bacchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Neetu Singh are in
New York attending to the ailing Ritu in New York.
Rishi Kapoor, who is playing a gangster in D-Day, said, "It was very nice of Nikhil. He feels I've excelled in his film. My wife Neetu is currently in New York. Nikhil feels there is noway she should miss the film. So he very sweetly offered to hold a private screening for Neetu, Jaya and Abhishek, who are all in New York," expressed Rishi.
Nikhil Advani knew that Rishi's wife is not in the country and came up with this thoughtful idea. "When I realised Neetu m'aam won't be in India, I had to do something. She can't miss this performance of Rishiji. She doesn't miss any of his films," said Advani.
Rishi Kapoor has been getting a lot of appreciation for his role played in the recently released movie D-Day. "It isn't a joke to hold a screening in Manhattan. It requires a lot of money and effort. I am touched that Nikhil took all this trouble. I am glad Neetu is watching the film. She is my most honest critic," said Kapoor.
Rishi is a superstitious man and doesn't want to take a chance by watching his film. He generally doesn't watch any of his own films believing they will not do well if watches them."I'm superstitious about it. I did watch 'Aurangzeb' and look what happened to it," he chuckled.
While Jaya Bachhan too watched the screening in New York, her husband Amitabh Bachchan watched the screening of D-Day at the premiere in Mumbai and was speechless. The legendary actor who has done so many brilliant movies says that he enjoyed watching D-Day. "I had a wonderful experience watching the film and it will take me a lot of time to gather and understand my emotions and feelings for the film. Right now, I have no words to express my feelings for the film," said the 70-year-old actor at the screening.
Big B praised the entire crew of D-Day for putting out such a good film. "Everybody has done a brilliant job. Writers, director, music and all the actors have been wonderful," he added.