Amitabh Bachchan's Gulabo Sitabo will cut across geographic boundaries

Updated: May 14, 2020, 08:45 IST | Letty Mariam Abraham | Mumbai

Amitabh Bachchan's Gulabo Sitabo becomes the first Bollywood biggie to bite the bait, gears up for direct-to-web release on Amazon Prime.

Ayushmann Khurrana, Amitabh Bachchan in the film's still
Ayushmann Khurrana, Amitabh Bachchan in the film's still

After much speculation, Amazon Prime confirmed the premiere of Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer Gulabo Sitabo on the streaming giant.

"This is the dawn of a new era for Indian entertainment," says director Shoojit Sircar. "I am happy that a global audience will be able to watch our gritty, quirky and light-hearted dramedy." The film is expected to screen in over 200 countries on June 12.

The film went on floors in June 2019 and was ideally set to hit theatres by April 2020. However, due to the uncertain extension of the lockdown, the makers decided to have an OTT release. "I was excited about my role since the time Shoojit shared the character's look. It took me almost three hours every day to get into character with its different looks," says a thrilled Bachchan, who will be sharing screen space with Khurrana for the first time. "Even though we are constantly bantering in the film, it has been a pleasure working with him. This family entertainer has the power to cut across geographic boundaries," says the actor.

Shoojit Sircar
Shoojit Sircar

Gulabo Sitabo also marks the reunion of Khurrana and Sircar after Vicky Donor (2012). "Whatever I'm today is because of him. I'm happy to be part of his vision again. [In addition to that] the film is a dream come true for me. I have secretly wished to work with him for several years and Shoojit da made this happen. I will be forever indebted to him," says the actor.

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