Amitabh Bachchan lands in Lucknow for his next Gulabo Sitabo


Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who impressed everyone with his power-packed performance in his recent release Badla (2019), has some exciting projects in hands right now. One of them is a quirky comedy titled Gulabo Sitabo. The film will be directed by award-winning filmmaker Shoojit Sircar. It reunites the two creative forces after a gap of four years. The duo last worked together on Piku, which went on to emerge as one of the biggest hits of 2015.

 

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The latest we hear that earlier today Senior Bachchan landed in Lucknow, the state capital of Uttar Pradesh, to commence the first shooting schedule of Gulabo Sitabo. According to reports, the team will be shooting at some prominent locations in Lucknow including Qaiserbagh, City Station and Aminabad. The first shooting schedule of the movie is expected to be wrapped up by July-end.

Talking about Gulabo Sitabo, filmmaker Shoojit Sircar had recently said, “Gulabo Sitabo are popular glove puppet characters in Uttar Pradesh. In the story, Sitabo is the worn-out, overworked wife of a man, while Gulabo is his enticing mistress. It is peppered with local humour and songs that depict the nuances of daily life.”

 

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Gulabo Sitabo, which was announced a couple of weeks ago, also features rising star Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead role. This is the first time when Amitabh Bachchan and Khurrana are sharing the screen space. Written by renowned screenwriter Juhi Chaturvedi, the film is scheduled to enter cinemas in April 2020.

Aside from Gulabo Sitabo, Amitabh Bachchan will also be seen in such films as Jhund, Brahmastra, Chehre and Aankhen 2. Buzz has it that he is playing a transgender in Akshay Kumar’s horror-comedy Laxmmi Bomb.