Shoojit Sircar, director who gave Hindi movie goers a wonderful film on father-daughter bond, ‘Piku’, is gearing up for his next offering ‘October’.
Director-writer Jodi of ‘Piku’, Shoojit and Juhi Chaturvedi, have teamed up again for this slice of life love story. The movie stars, Varun Dhawan and debutant Banita Sandhu. The film which has been shot in Delhi and Himachal Pradesh, wrapped its shooting schedule in Manali recently. What made the makers and crew more excited that the shoot was completed 38 days in advance of its actual schedule.
Soon after the wrap, Varun posted a picture of the entire crew on twitter with the message - " #October wraps in November. Will release in April and will stay with you forever."
Excited Shoojit said, "We are very relieved that we have finished the shoot before time. Since our last schedule was in Manali – the weather would have gotten really cold if there were any delays, but thanks to our fabulous cast & crew we managed to conclude well in time. "
Talking about his experience of working with Varun Dhawan, he said:" I think Varun is very bright. He is trying to open up to different genres. Actors should keep exploring different genres, stories and directors. At the end of the day, you have to challenge yourself and Varun does just that. ”
About debutant Banita Sandhu and the fresh pairing in the film, Shoojit added- “When it comes to the genre of romance, it is always beautiful to see a fresh pairing. Something about seeing their chemistry blossom through the reels of the film, makes you feel a part of their journey from the very beginning. For October, that was one of the main reasons why I chose Banita for the lead role opposite Varun. She had acted in one of my earlier commercials; the ad not just turned out to be really good but we also found the character that we were looking for in her. I'm very happy with her performance as an actor.”
Speaking about the quick wrap, Producer Ronnie Lahiri of Rising Sun Films shared, “It is really nice that we have finished before schedule. It's been a great team effort & I thank everyone. We have always preferred working backwards- we set a release date and ensure that we wrap the film well in time. We do so not only because it is economically viable, but also because it is our conscious effort to not overload ourselves. We now head to Mumbai to dive straight into the post-production work and gear up to our 13th April, 2018 release!”
With a list of films like ‘Yahaan’, ‘Vicky Donor’, ‘Madras Cafe’, ‘Piku’ and ‘Pink’ that have explored different genres and have won accolades including National Awards in their names, the makers are confident that, October, will be a sweet romantic journey of human emotion told in the inimitable Shoojit Sircar style! The production house has the penchant for conscientiously adhering to the everyday life, adorning it with moments that remain etched in the hearts of their audience. The movie will release on 13th April, 2018.