As we revealed earlier Shoojit Sircar’s quirky drama Gulabo Sitabo, is set to premier on June 12th exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. The film sees Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana unite for a quirky and fun time at the movies at home.
About the film director Sircar said, “I am happy that a global audience will be able to watch our gritty dramedy, and enjoy what the film has in store for them. Gulabo Sitabo is a quirky, light-hearted movie that the audience can enjoy with their families. It has been a wonderful experience working with Mr. Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana on the film.”
Actor Ayushmann Kurrana says, “Gulabo Sitabo is a special film for me. It made me reunite with my mentor Shoojit da after Vicky Donor. Whatever I’m today is because of him and I’m happy that he made me a part of his vision again. Gulabo Sitabo also sees me share the screen space with Mr. Amitabh Bachchan for the first time and it’s a huge moment, it’s a dream come true for me. I have secretly wished to work with him for many, many years and Shoojit da made this happen and I will be indebted to him forever. It has truly been an honour for me to work with a legend and I feel enriched as an actor after the experience. What I love about the film is its sheer simplicity – the fleeting moments of simple humour in the banter between a landlord and tenant makes this film really special. I hope audiences love the film and our chemistry when it premieres.”
Of course, fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the film, and as a special treat Big B took to social media to share some fun facts and BTS images.
“Gulabo Sitabo is a slice of life, dramedy that is a must watch for families at home,” says actor Amitabh Bachchan, “I was excited about my role since the first time Shoojit showed me the character’s look. It took me almost 3 hours each day to get into character with its different look. I had a wonderful time working with my very talented co-star Ayushmann Khurrana. Even though we are constantly bantering in the film, it has been a pleasure working with him for the first time. This family entertainer has the power to cut across geographic boundaries and we are pleased to bring Gulabo Sitabo to audiences across the globe.”
In the film, Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan is totally unrecognizable in his makeup and quirky character get up, a look that took 2-3 hours to get in to. The actor has shared a picture of him getting a quick touch up on his prosthetic makeup before delivering a shot accompanied with a little fun fact. Taking to Instagram, the actor wrote “The space between the eyebrows is called what? Did you know? It’s called GLABELLA!!”
Gulabo Sitabo will see Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana play a landlord and a tenant with playful, friendly banter. The film will release exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on 12th June 2020.
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