First Look: Ayushmann’s Avatar in ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ Revealed

The film releases on 28 February.

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Ayushmann Khurrana and Amitabh Bachchan co-star in <i>Gulabo Sitabo.</i>

The makers of Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer Gulabo Sitabo have revealed Ayushmann’s look in the film. While not much has been disclosed about his character, the Dream Girl actor seems to be playing a small town everyman, like his previous roles.

Ayushmann Khurrana and Amitabh Bachchan in <i>Gulabo Sitabo</i>.
Ayushmann Khurrana and Amitabh Bachchan in Gulabo Sitabo.
(Photo Courtesy: Rising Sun Films)

Directed by Shoojit Sircar and written by Juhi Chaturvedi (Vicky Donor, Piku), Gulabo Sitabo marks Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana’s first time together on screen. The comedy is reportedly a take on the characters of Gulabo and Sitabo found in traditional puppet theatre of Uttar Pradesh. The makers had earlier presented Big B’s look from the film in which he sports a long beard, spectacles, a head scarf and a prosthetic nose.

Amitabh Bachchan in <i>Gulabo Sitabo.</i>
Amitabh Bachchan in Gulabo Sitabo.
(Photo Courtesy:  Instagram)

Amitabh Bachchan had shared a few photos of the cast and crew celebrating after wrapping up the film’s shoot in July. He also He also took to his blog to further elaborate on the experience and poke fun at himself. He wrote, “Another chapter endeth and they that have worked and lived together for these almost 45+ days, bid farewell in the rejoice of the association. It’s been a tradition now with this generation to applaud the last day of work. It never was this before but it feels more like a relief from the artist, his tantrums his idiosyncrasies, his temperament his fluctuating moods, pet paroxysms demands and generally unwanted behaviour, all of which they have found in me, and now rejoice my departure. Thank the Lord they say... finally this old grumpy, with the flood inspector pyjamas and the telescopic glasses goes. Rid eventually of this horror !

Previously scheduled to release in April, Gulabo Sitabo will now hit theatres on 28 February.

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