“It was a dream of mine to dance with him (Rishi Kapoor). I think nobody can perform a song like Chintu uncle. We were shooting for ‘Delhi 6’.
“I begged to Rakeysh Ompraskash Mehra (director) to give me a song with him. He gave us a beautiful song ‘Rehna Tu’ but that was in background. So, I could not dance with him,” Abhishek told reporters here at the trailer launch of “All Is Well”.
Abhishek said he had a great time working with Rishi in the film.
“I had one condition with Umesh Shukla (director of ‘All Is Well’) that I want at least two songs with him (Rishi Kapoor) and I am thankful that we got lucky as we got to perform with him whom we consider the best. He is still the best. We had a great time,” he said.
Recalling his visits to the film sets of his father as a kid, Abhishek said he used to interact most with Rishi.
“Whenever I used to be on sets of my father’s films as a child I used to interact a lot with him (Rishi Kapoor). After my father I am a big fan of him. I used to love being with him. He used to play with us when we were kids,” Abhishek said.
On the plot of “All Is Well”, Abhishek said it is about a dysfunctional family and subsequent emotional bonding among its members.
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“It is a road trip film. It is about a family that is on a road trip. It is a dysfunctional family and they don’t get along. And how the bonding happens, how they resolve, work out their differences,” Abhishek said.
In the film, actress Sonakshi Sinha has performed an item number which the actor said is “fantastic”.
“During this journey (of a family) we stop at a dhaba.. Sonakshi is performing and Chintu uncle (as Rishi is fondly called) and I also perform there. She is fantastic. It is a great track, music is wonderful. There are other tracks in the film that are brilliant,” he said.
“… There has to be a growth of character. The story of the film is like how things change throughout the movie. In the film my character starts as a selfish person and by the end things change. Those who go to see the film will question themselves,” Abhishek said.
Abhishek said when the director narrated him the script he got so emotional that he went and hugged his parents.
“There are some emotions in this film… It makes you realise things. For Chintu uncle and Supiryaji (Supriya Pathak) they would have had different emotions and journey. But for me, and if I can speak for Asin and myself as children, it makes you question that what we are doing is for our parents,” he said.
Abhishek said one needs to respect his parents and give them quality time.
“In today’s time there is so much competition that we forget small gestures like talking to them (parents), spending time with them, having food with them. I hope after seeing this film we can bring in that change,” he added.