Rishi acknowledges this and chuckles, adding, “It takes a producer with guts and vision to spend so much money on one actor’s make-up. And mind you, Kapoor & Sons is not a mammoth Dharma Production like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.”
Cannom is behind Brad Pitt’s old man’s look in The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button and Robin Williams’ old lady disguise in Mrs Doubtfire.
Says Rishi, “I already play an old man in another film. When Shakun and Karan approached me with this role, I asked them how one could be separated from the other. That’s when they offered to bring Cannom into the picture.”
He says it was both a challenge and a pleasure to play a 90-year-old man. “Everybody said this is how you’ll look when you get to be 90. The transformation was amazing. I couldn’t recognise myself. Now I’ve to sit with Shakun and Karan Johar and work on my voice.”