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Big B and Ayushmann Khurrana join forces for  Shoojit Sircar in ‘Gulabo Sitabo’
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Big B and Ayushmann Khurrana join forces for Shoojit Sircar in ‘Gulabo Sitabo’

Anoushka Ghosh

Anoushka Ghosh

Shoojit Sircar is one of those few contemporary filmmakers who has seamlessly combined art and commercial cinema together. He has been known to deliver elegant stories such as ‘Madras Cafe’, ‘Pink’, ‘Pink’, ‘October’ and various others. News is that Shoojit is going to cast Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana together on the big screen for his upcoming film "Gulabo Sitabo".

Big B and Ayushmann Khurrana join forces for  Shoojit Sircar in ‘Gulabo Sitabo’

After working with Ayushmann Khurrana in ‘Vicky Donor’ and Amitabh Bachchan in blockbusters like ‘Pink’ and ‘Piku’, Shoojit has announced that he would be collaborating with both the actors in his upcoming movie. Shoojit went on to say that "After Piku and Vicky Donor, I had been wanting to work with Mr Bachchan and Ayushmann on an equally quirky script and this fell perfectly in place."

This screenplay is written by Sircar's frequent collaborator Juhi Chaturvedi of "Vicky Donor", "Piku" and "October" fame. "Gulabo Sitabo" will be produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar.

Sircar said in a statement: "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."

Sircar 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," said the director.

Enthusiastic Ayushmann went on to share his excitement with his fans on Instagram:

Taran Adarsh also tweeted about the same, saying:

As for the film's title, he shared that the story is based in Lucknow, and "Gulabo Sitabo is a fun colloquial metaphor used by the locals...as to it's connection to the story, wait and watch the film to know more".

"Gulabo Sitabo" will be produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar, the family comedy set in Lucknow will release in November 2019. Let’s hope Shoojit Sircar delivers a stellar performance once again.