He has sung some of the biggest chartbusters like Om Shanti Om and Bachna Ae Haseeno on screen for Subhash Ghai's Karz. But when it came to re-creating the Karz aura through its chartbusting Laxmikant-Pyarelal compositions in Ghai's new film Kaanchi, Rishi put his foot down. And not on the dance floor.
Apparently, the adamant star refused to dance to his old songs, not just for Ghai's Kaanchi but also in Abhinav Kashyap's Besharam.
Rishi Kapoor says he has not danced so hard for a very long time. "Both the numbers in Besharam and Kaanchi are peppy original compositions. Mar gaya dance kar-kar ke iss umar mein…But I am enjoying the experience immensely."
Adds Subhash Ghai, "At 61, Rishi is as good on the dance floor now as he was in the 1980s. It is a disco number that Rishi has performed on a set representing a palatial home with 60 chorus dancers. It is quite an amazing experience."