Just few days ago, Amitabh Bachchan has completed the shooting of Shoojit Sircar’s Gulabo Sitabo. In addition to Amitabh Bachchan, Ayushmann Khurrana has an important role in the movie too. Shooting of the movie has started from 19th June and it has been completed in almost 40 days in Lucknow. Regarding the shoots, director Shoojit Sircar has said “We’d planned for a longer duration, taking monsoon into account, but we’ve finished earlier.”
On bringing aboard two talented actors together like Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana, Shoojit has said, “Juhi (Chaturvedi, writer) and I worked on this script for some time. Ronnie (Lahiri, who produces the film with Sheel Kumar), Juhi and I felt Mr Bachchan and Ayushmann would be ideal. Mr Bachchan was like a curious child, while Ayush was in awe of him, like everyone else in the beginning.”
Look of Amitabh Bachchan in the movie has been quite interesting. It has created a lot of interest among the people also. It is said, “The shoot was planned for summer and heavy prosthetics tend to get uncomfortable for an actor, especially for facial skin. It took two hours to create the look every day and getting it off was also tedious. But Mr Bachchan was always enthusiastic and believed in our vision.” Shoojit has discussed about funny undertone of this plot also. He has said, “Juhi has a knack for picking up on humour from real-life moments. We’ve tried to capture the essence of Lucknow and its people, who consider themselves to be different from residents of other cities.”
Release of Gulabo Sitabo is scheduled on 24th April, 2020.