Gulabo Sitabo director Shoojit Sircar: My films reflect my life lessons

By: PTI | New Delhi |

Published: May 14, 2020 2:49:55 pm

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shoojit sircar filmsShoojit Sircar’s next is Gulabo Sitabo. (Photo: Shoojit Sircar/Facebook)

Director Shoojit Sircar says his filmography is a reflection of the lessons he has learnt in life, and his upcoming movie Gulabo Sitabo is another such film in his repertoire.

Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana, the film is the first big ticket feature to directly go for a digital release amid the coronavirus-induced shutdown.

A Rising Sun Production, the Lucknow-set satire will start streaming worldwide on Amazon Prime Video from June 12.

“My films, sometimes, have my own reflections of life. They have life lessons I’ve had that I put across in a humorous or satirical way.Songs Lyrics 4 You

“When I made ‘Vicky Donor’, people said it’s not a family drama, it is for youngsters. But families also went and watched the film. Same happened with ‘Piku’ and ‘October’,” Sircar told PTI in an interview.

The director said, like his previous films — Kashmir in Yahaan to New Delhi’s CR Park and Kolkata in Piku, the location will play an important role in the story.

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Gulabo Sitabo is penned by his frequent collaborator Juhi Chaturvedi, who hails from Lucknow.

“Lucknow is going to be a very important character in this film. We have tried to showcase the film taking a lot of inspiration from the ethos and culture of Lucknow,” Sircar added.Songs Lyrics 4 You

Chaturvedi, Bachchan, and Khurrana working with the director on the upcoming film was both a first and a reunion of sorts.

piku shoojit sircar deepika irrfan amitabh bachchanShooit Sircar along with Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan during the poster shoot of Piku.

While Sircar previously directed Bachchan in Piku, Khurrana debuted in Bollywood with the director’s Vicky Donor. Both films were written by Chaturvedi.

“Ayushmann is family, Mr Bachchan has become a dear friend. Juhi is writing again after ‘October’, Ronnie is producing in a row. My cinematographer Abhik Mukhopadhyay is coming back and Shantanu Moitra is returning as music director,” he said.

“We understand each other very well, our camaraderie is very good on the sets. That is what makes it most important that you enjoy the process and method. You talk, you debate,” he added.

Sircar said they had barely started the post-production work on his next directorial Sardar Udham Singh biopic, starring Vicky Kaushal, when nationwide lockdown was announced on March 24.

“We will restart work whenever the guild tells us. It’s a difficult film and it needs a long post-production time,” he said.

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