Gulabo Sitabo has been creating quite a buzz ever since the makers announced the quirky family comedy. The film marks the first collaboration between superstar Amitabh Bachchan and Bollywood’s blue-eyed boy, Ayushmann Khurrana. While Mr Bachchan has already begun shooting for the film in Lucknow, the Article 15 actor is currently busy promoting the Anubhav Sinha directorial.
Talking about sharing screen space with the Shahenshah of Bollywood for the first time, Ayushmann said to a news channel that he is both nervous as well as excited. “It’s like mixed feelings. I have butterflies in my stomach. I don’t know how will I feel when I face Mr Bachchan for the first time on screen together, and I am excited since Shoojit Sircar and Juhi Chaturvedi it’s a dream team coming together after Vicky Donor and Piku so really excited.”
Early this year, Ayushmann who is a big Bachchan fan, told Box Office India that the cine icon is a true inspiration to him. “Bachchan sir is the only megastar of Hindi cinema. He is a true inspiration who has transformed himself with the changing times. He has bridged so many generations. He was my grandfather’s favourite superstar. He’s my dad’s icon and for me, he’s a benchmark that nobody else can surpass. He’s a living legend and my favourite moment was when I got a handwritten note from him for my performance in Dum Laga Ke Haisha. That’s my personal Oscar.”
While details regarding the film are still kept under wraps, let us tell you that Gulabo and Sitabo are characters from puppet folk tales who are the rich and poor wives of the same man. From what we have heard, the actors’ characters also share a bittersweet relationship and they might be playing the parts of a landlord and a tenant.
We are really excited to watch the powerhouse actors performing together. The film marks the second collaboration between Shoojit Sircar and Ayushmann after Vicky Donor.
Gulabo Sitabo is all set to release on April 24, 2020. It is produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar under the banner of Rising Sun Pictures.