Shoojit Sircar’s big-budget film Gulabo Sitabo has made its way to an OTT platform on Friday, June 12, 2020, at 12 am. The film released on Amazon Prime Video stars Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana in the leading role. The film gets a thumbs up from critics and netizens were also bowled over by Amitabh and Ayushmann’s act. Also Read - Ranveer Singh's 83, Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi to Have Theatrical Christmas And Diwali Release

In an interview with Zoom TV, Shoojit Sircar revealed something funny about Ayushmann Khurrana. Like how he bagged the film because of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. The filmmaker said, he narrated the idea of Gulabo Sitabo to Ayushmann at Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s wedding reception. Also Read - Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt or Deepika Padukone? Sarfaraz Ahmed Picks His Favourite Bollywood Actress

Shoojit told the portal, “Yes, he (Ayushmann) was the first choice but before that, we debated a lot. His casting was done later. First was Mr Bachchan’s casting and then I remember I think I broke the news to him, I remember it was… Deepika Padukone’s reception (laughs). So at that reception, I gave him the basic narration, I remember. And you know that’s when we agreed (to do the film). He was excited, he was jumping since then. So, I think we first bounced the idea to him at their reception. Suddenly mere ko yaad aa raha hai. I think you are the first one I am telling this. So, that’s when I told him the idea.” Also Read - Deepika Padukone Slams Paparazzi For Posting Sushant Singh Rajput's Videos, Pictures Without Family's Consent

In the quirky comedy, Amitabh Bachchan is seen as Mirza, landlord of an old dilapidated haveli in the heart of Lucknow, named Fatima Mahal. He has transformed into a cantankerous old man for the film. While Ayushmann Khurrana is his shrewd tenant, Baankey. Their situation is similar to that of Tom and Jerry, with witty banter adding to the quirk factor of the script.

Ayushmann Khurana took to Instagram to share a long thank you note for Shoojit Sircar and penned down his thoughts about working with the great Amitabh Bachchan in Gulabo Sitabo. He said ‘Bachchan bante nahi hai, Bachchan toh bas hote hai.’ Khurrana thanked Sircar and wrote, ‘You are my Guru, I have reached until here by holding your hand’.

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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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Gulabo Sitabo is released on Amazon Prime in more than 200 countries and territories with over 15 language subtitles, including Arabic, Russian, Polish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Indonesian, Malay, Korean, Greek, Hebrew, Turkish along with English.