Fenil and Bollywood

Chintu & Dimpi-the inseparable friends

Posted on: January 9, 2010

In a fickle industry, where friendships rarely last beyond the current film, Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia are testimony to the contrary

By Meena Iyer (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 08, 2010)

The unit of Nikhil Advani’s Patiala House currently being filmed at Film City Mumbai is witness to the great camaraderie that exists between two of Bollywood’s finest acting talents Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia.

Both Chintu and Dimpi started their career together in Bobby(1973); and they recreated the same magic in Ramesh Sippy’s Saagar(1985).

// // // Post this these two have done yet another film together (Pyaar mein Twist, 2005) but most importantly these two are now very close friends. In fact whenever Dimple has a crisis in her life, Rishi is one person who has always been there for her.

Chintu was also very close to Simple Kapadia…and had visited her quite often through her illness. It is also a fact that Rishi remembers all the birthdays/other important occasions in Dimple’s life and usually calls to wish her.

Under the circumstances it is not surprising that the Patiala House set where Dimple plays Rishi’s wife is getting to see these two friends really unwind with each other.

Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia

A unit hand says, “Rishi has been giving Dimple tips on everything…right from her clothes to how she should actually give the shot.  And Dimple is happy to comply.   In fact everytime she finishes a shot, Dimple looks to Rishi for his approval.’’

Those on the set have also observed that even when Dimple is not in the scene, she positions herself in front of the monitor to see how Chintu is giving his shots… and she secretly makes notes on what to do, and what not to do.

The beauty of it is that Akshay Kumar who is the leading man of the film also gets along famously with his mother-in-law and Rishi.

Guess Nikhil actually did himself and the two senior actors a favour by bringing them together for this project.

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