After casting Ayushmann Khurrana in Vicky Donor (2012) and working with Amitabh Bachchan in Piku (2015), Shoojit Sircar is bringing the two actors together for yet another quirky comedy. And unlike his previous outings in the genre, this one, curiously titled Gulabo Sitabo, will be set in Lucknow.
The film is written by award winning Juhi Chaturvedi, who had penned Ayushmann’s previous collaboration with Shoojit and also wrote the Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu-starrer October.
Speaking on getting together India’s masterful thespian and the maverick young star together onscreen, director Shoojit Sircar says, “Me and Juhi have been working on this script for quite some time…and as we all know when Juhi comes up with a story it has her trademark quirk in it. As soon as I read it I was extremely excited and shared it with Ronnie, my dear friend and Producer and to both Mr Bachchan and Ayushmann at the same time. I thought it would take some time to develop and proceed but everyone including the duo were so enthusiastic to do this script, that they figured their dates and here we are, planning to release it this year! 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 on the title, the story is based in Lucknow, and Gulabo Sitabo is a fun colloquial metaphor used by the locals..as to it’s connect to the story, wait and watch the film to know more.”
Directed by Shoojit Sircar and produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar, Gulabo Sitabo is a Rising Sun Films Production. It goes on the floors in June and is all set to release in November 2019.