Mourning his demise, Taaruk said, âHeâs left us with a piece of gold. Itâs an absolute treasure. Heâs just one of a kind. Thereâs no one like him. Rishi ji is one such person, even if heâs going through something, he wouldnât let anyone around him know the same either. Heâs always smilingâ.
When asked about his feelings on receiving the script, Taaruk says, âI was 22 years old, when I got the script. The moment I read I have to portray Rishi Kapoorâs son, I was like, ‘Wow! Iâll be like Ranbir Kapoor â this is my shortcut to fame!’ (Laughs) I was very nervous about the whole thingâ.
When asked about his biggest learning from the set, an elated Taaruk shares, âIt was a pleasant ride for me. I got to learn so much from Rishi sir and from the entire team. From losing Rishi ji to pandemic to just figuring out how to complete the film, to Paresh Ji being graceful enough to finish the film, itâs been a humbling journeyâ.
âWe used to talk a lot about food. Rishi ji was an absolute foodie. He used to tell us his stories from his shooting days. He even used to scold me at times, but again, 5 mins later, youâll find us talking about food,â Taaruk shares recollecting his shooting days with him.
On a closing note, the âJugaadistanâ actor shares, âItâs nothing short of a heartbreak. It was a very, very serious blow that we took. He always used to give his 100% on set. Heâs full of life, passionate and a fun loving actor. I guess thatâs what legends are made of”.