Ranbir Kapoor announces uncle Rajiv Kapoor’s last film, playing snooker

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Ashutosh Gowariker’s upcoming production is a sports drama that features the late Rajiv Kapoor, paternal uncle to Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor.

Gowariker’s AGPPL and T-Series (Bhushan Kumar) announced the release date of their upcoming movie starring the late Rajiv Kapoor, titled ‘Toolsidas Junior’ by roping in Ranbir Kapoor. They posted a video of Ranbir playing snooker with the young actor in the movie, Varun Buddhadev.

Announcing the new release date for the movie, the producers shared a special video where Ranbir Kapoor   and the lead actor of the movie, Varun Buddhadev, play a game of snooker and Ranbir ends the video by mentioning the tagline of the movie: “Baccha Hai, Phaad Dega!” (He is a child; he will destroy you!)

The movie, which is releasing on May 23, 2022, marks the last appearance of late actor Rajiv Kapoor in a film and it is a sports drama that traces the heart-warming bond between a father and son against the backdrop of snooker, a game that has not been touched upon much by Bollywood.

The late actor Rajiv Kapoor passed away on February 9, 2021, due to cardiac arrest. Marking his first death anniversary, the makers of the movie hosted a special screening of the film for the Kapoor family, which was attended by Neetu Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor, Maheep Kapoor, Armaan Jain, Aadar Jain, Kunal Kapoor and Rima Jain. Along with them the producers of the movie, Ashutosh Gowariker and Bhushan Kumar and the director of the movie Mridul were also in attendance.

‘Toolsidas Junior’ is the first collaboration for production between Ashutosh Gowariker and Bhushan Kumar. In the past, the two collaborated for ‘Swades’ but back then T-series was only the music partner. ‘Toolsidas Junior’ stars Rajiv Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Varun Buddhadev as the main cast. The movie has been written as well as directed by Mridul and will be a direct to digital release on Netflix on May 23, 2022.

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