Was Deepika-Ranveer wedding hotspot for movie casting?; Ayushmann Khurrana’s Gulabo Sitabo says it all

Amitabh Bachchan and Ayeshaman Khurana’s much-awaited film ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ has been released on Amazon Prime Video. The film ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ is getting a very good response from the audience, which the producers are also very happy to see. ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ is the first Bollywood film to miss its theatrical release and turn to OTT.

Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana’s jugalbandi is being praised a lot in ‘Gulabo Sitabo’, but very few people know where and how the two were formed?

Director Shoojit Sarkar, while speaking exclusively to Zoom TV, has revealed that he had offered this film to Ayushmann Khurrana at the reception of Deepveer. According to Shoojit Sarkar, ”Yes, Ayushman Khurana was my first choice for Gulabo Sitabo but it has been discussed a lot. His casting however was quite late. First we signed Amitabh Bachchan and after that we talked to Ayushmann Khurrana. As far as I remember, I had offered the film to Ayushmann Khurrana at the reception of Deepika Padukone. There I told the story of the film to Ayushmann and he immediately said yes. He was very excited for the film.”

Ayushmann Khurrana made his Bollywood debut with director Shoojit Sarkar’s film ‘Vicky Donor’. The film was a super hit at the box office and Ayushmann Khurrana never looked back after that. After ‘Vicky Donor’ Ayushman Khurana walked up the stairs of success. The ups and downs in the career of an actor have also been seen by Ayushmann Khurrana but today he is one of the most brilliant actors of the new generation of Bollywood.

In an Instagram post on Friday, Ayushmann wrote: “Iss vishamyakari anubhav ke liye main Shoojit da ka dhannyavad karna chahunga ke unhone mujhe Amitabh Bachchan jaise mahanayak ke saath ek frame mein dikhaya. Dada, aap mere guru hain. Aapka haath tham kar yahan tak pahucha hun. (I would like to thank Shoojit da for this amazing experience, that he thought I was worthy of sharing the frame with a megastar like Amitabh Bachchan. Dada, you are my mentor, I have reached till here with your guidance. ” However, Gulabo Sitabo is Ayushmann’s first film with Amitabh Bachchan.

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जब भी हमारे देश में कोई नौजवान अभिनय के क्षेत्र में कदम रखना चाहता है तो उसका ध्येय होता है अमिताभ बच्चन। मेरी आख़िरी फ़िल्म में एक dialogue था कि बच्चन बनते नहीं है, बच्चन तो बस होते हैं। जब मैंने बचपन में चंडीगढ़ के नीलम सिनमा में “हम” देखी थी और बढ़े से बच्चन को बढ़े से पर्दे पर देखा था तो शरीर में ऐसी ऊर्जा उत्पन्न हुई जिसने मुझे अभिनेता बनने पर मजबूर कर दिया। मेरा पहला tv शूट मुकेश मिल्ज़ में हुआ था और यही वो जगह थी जहां जुम्मा चुम्मा दे दे शूट हुआ था। उस दिन मुझे I have arrived वाली feeling आ गयी थी। अगर तब यह हाल था तो आज आप सोच सकते होंगे मैं किस अनुभूति से गुज़र रहा होऊँगा। गुलाबो सिताबो में मेरे सामने बतौर ‘सह’ कलाकार यह हस्ती खड़ी थी और किरदारों की प्रवृति ऐसी थी की हमें एक दूसरे को बहुत ‘सहना’ पड़ा। वैसे असल में मेरी क्या मजाल की मैं उनके सामने कुछ बोल पाऊँ। इस विसमयकारी अनुभव के लिए मैं शूजित दा का धन्यवाद करना चाहूँगा की उन्होंने मुझे अमिताभ बच्चन जैसे महानायक के साथ एक फ़्रेम में दिखाया है। दादा आप मेरे गुरू हैं, आपका हाथ थाम कर यहाँ तक पहुँचा हूँ। “सौ जन्म क़ुर्बान यह जन्म पाने के लिए, ज़िंदगी ने दिए मौक़े हज़ार हुनर दिखाने के लिए।” -आयुष्मान 🙏🏻 Catch #GiboSiboOnPrime today!

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Set in Lucknow, the film has Big B playing Mirza, the owner of a dilapidated haveli who is at perpetual loggerheads with his tenant Bankey, played by Ayushmann.

Ayushmann said that Amitbah helped him improvise his lines. “That was such an eye opener for me. I remember when I was marking my own lines in the script and he was like why are you marking your own lines you should mark my lines also. That goes to show he believes in the totality of the process, he’s not a selfish actor, he is a collaborator,” he told IANS.

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