In his next release , that is Shoojit Sircar’s oddly entitled Gulabo Sitabo, Ayushmann Khurrana plays tenant to a disgruntled old landlord played by Amitabh Bachchan.
Says Ayushmann excitedly, “After a series of socially relevant films Gulabo Sitabo is my first out-and-out entertainer about these two squabbling souls from different generations. Amitji is my landlord.I am his tenant.And we just don’t see eye to eye.”
It is Ayushmann’s first out-and-out entertainer in a long time. “All my recent film have tackled issues.This one is pure fun, and I had so much fun doing it. I was sharing screen space for the first time with Amitji. That in itself was enough incentive to be part of Gulabo Sitabo.On top of that, this is a film directed by my mentor Shoojitda(Shoojit Sircar). Even if he asked me to just stand in one frame for a few seconds I’d do it happily.”
Currently Ayushmann is on a break from shooting and Gulabo Sitabo would be his last release for at least a year.
“But it’s not as if I am going to be invisible.There are ads to be shot, events to be attended, public appearances will continue. Besides , I am constantly reading scripts. And I’ve already said yes to one new project.”