Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar's upcoming film Gulabo Sitabo that brings megastar Amitabh Bachchan and actor Ayushmann Khurrana together on the big screen will now be released on April 24, 2020. The film was earlier scheduled to be released in November this year.
The movie set in Lucknow is quirky family comedy, written by Sircar’s long time collaborator Juhi Chaturvedi. They have worked together on Vicky Donor, Piku and his last directorial venture, October. The film is produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar.
Sircar had 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," he added.
Gulabo Sitabo is a fun colloquial metaphor used by the locals, he added. Khurrana said it is a dream come true for him to be finally working with Bachchan, his idol.
“It’s really a surreal moment for me. It’s a moment that I have always wished for ever since the time I wanted to become an actor but now that I’m going to finally act with him, I think it’s going to be extremely overwhelming for me.”
This is the first time that Mr. Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana will be seen together on the big screen and we can’t wait for it.