When asked why it took 33 years to work with Subhash Ghai,
Kapoor said, "Only Subhash would be able to tell. I was 27 when he
shot the Om shanti Om song with me for Karz. Today I'm 61,
and he's shooting a song in Kaanchi with me, which seems
to have the same energy."
Rishi Kapoor plays a negative role- styled on Vijay Mallya in
Kaanchi. "It's a negative character. The kind of
over-the-top character that Subhash Ghai creates. It is inspired by
Vijay Mallya; it's been styled on him. But it's not the story of
his life," says Kapoor.
Subhash Ghai says about Rishi Kapoor, "He will play a khalnaayak
in my film. While he's always been the romantic lover boy, lately,
Rishi has discovered his mean bone...I didn't want to cast him as a
conventional bad guy. He plays a negative character but also a man
who is heavily into music."
Kaanchi stars newcomer Mishti and Kartik Aaryan in the lead roles with Mithun Chakraborty and Rishi Kapoor in supporting roles. Kaanchi is slated to release on April 25th.