Mumbai: Rishi Kapoor said he never had a rivalry with co-star Amitabh Bachchan in the 44 years of working together. Kapoor and Bachchan were seen at the song launch of their forthcoming film, '102 Not Out' on Thursday.
When asked if they two veteran actors had a healthy rivalry between to the two which pushed them to such heights int heir career, Rishi Kapoor said, " I was always looked after by him in the film. I never had a problem with him in the film. There was also a Vinod Khana in the film, we had a problem with him in the early stages. We had a Shatrughan Sinha we had a problem with because he took away the girl, but we never trespassed that tertiary. He has been my best friend, big brother and now even my father in a film. So we never had any rivalry. We just worked to do our best."
Adding further Big B said, "The only rivalry that we profess to have is to make sure the film does well. It doesn't matter who is doing better than you or worse than you. I think the end result of the film is what matters the most."
Talking about their performances and how did they manage to bring out their best, Amitabh said, " If it is my performance you are appreciating it is due to my co-actors. If he does well I look good, and whenever that has happened the credit has always been given tot he co-star. If they don't perform well enough for your reactions then the scene doesn't do well.
So I want to compliment Jimit (Trivedi) as well as Chintuji (Rishi Kapoor) because all our performances are depended upon how well they performed. Out performances are a reflection of theirs."
The duo Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor play a father-son role in this film. Amitabh Bachchan will be seen as the 102 years father who always targets Rishi Kapoor his 75 years old son for not being active in life.
The comedy-drama within an hour of the trailer release had become a trending topic on Twitter. Produced by SPE Films India, Benchmark Picture, and Treetop Entertainment, the film also stars, Jimit Trivedi, Paresh Rawal, and Mukesh Hariawala.
Releasing on 4th May '102 Not Out' will reunite Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor together on a big screen after 27 years.