Ayushmann Khuranna and Amitabh Bachchan to come together Soojit Sircar’s next ‘Gulabo Sitabo’
Ayushmann Khurrana is on roll! After locking some exciting scripts like Dream Girl, Bala and Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, the actor is now all set to share screen space with Megastar Amitabh Bachchan in a quirky comedy directed by Shoojit Sircar. The Maverick filmmaker, who has earlier worked with Ayushmann in Vicky Donor (2012) and Big B in Piku (2015), is bringing the two actors together for the first time. The film titled ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ will be set in Lucknow and is being written by Juhi Chaturvedi.
Talking about the upcoming film, Sircar said, “Juhi and I have been working on this script for a while now. We all know whenever she comes up with a story, it has her trademark quirk. As soon as I read it, I shared it with Mr Bachchan and Ayushmann at the same time. I thought it would take some time to develop and take it forward, but everyone was so enthusiastic to work on this script, they figured out their dates and here we are, planning to release the film this year itself,”
After ‘Piku” and ‘Vicky Donor’, I had been wanting to work with Mr Bachchan and Ayushmann on an equally quirky script so this fell perfectly in place. Speaking about the quirky title, the filmmaker shared that it’s a term widely used for glove puppet characters in Uttar Pradesh. “Regarding its association with the story… you will have to wait and watch the film to know more”, adds Sircar.
Earlier this week, Amitabh Bachchan took to his Twitter account to talk about his next project with Shoojit Sircar and shared a picture from what looks like a reading session.
T 3162 – Sunday with the well wishers .. and the next project with Shoojit Sircar .. pic.twitter.com/OgOjiSuqMF
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) May 12, 2019
Ayushmann Khurrana also took to his Twitter account to share his excitement to work with Big B.
.@SrBachchan sir aur meri Jodi, ekdum #GulaboSitabo si hogi 🤟🏼 Really excited to be a part of this project by my mentor @ShoojitSircar! In cinemas this November. @ronnielahiri @writeonj @filmsrisingsun #SheelKumar pic.twitter.com/NmcwnLgOSz
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) May 15, 2019
Currently, Shoojit Sircar is directing Vicky Kaushal starrer Udham Singh biopic, and Ayushmann Khurrana is busy shooting for Amar Kaushik’s Bala opposite Yami Gautam and Bhumi Pednekar. On the other hand, Big B is shooting for Brahmastra with Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor.
Produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar, Gulabo Sitabo is slated to be released in November 2019.