Nushrratt Bharuccha. Pic/Instagram
If Raaj Shaandilyaa had his way, Nushrratt Bharuccha-starrer `Janhit Mein Jaari` would have rolled in Uttar Pradesh in late-April. However, with many states going into a lockdown in the second wave of the pandemic, the producer has had to do a rethink. “According to the guidelines, we cannot shoot in Uttar Pradesh. The state witnessed a spike in cases, and things may be improving now, but we cannot venture into the state until further notice,” says Shaandilyaa, who has also penned the script of the comedy.
He now intends to take the film to Chanderi and Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh instead. “It’s a small-town story, so these places serve as ideal locations. We are tweaking the story to suit the new locale.” Bharuccha plays an executive at a condom manufacturing company in her second collaboration with Shaandilyaa after `Dream Girl` (2019). Last month, director Tejas Deoskar announced his film that will see Rakul Preet Singh play a condom tester. Shaandilyaa is not worried about the similar themes as he says, “They are different films, and my movie was planned last year.”