Friendship of Onir and Sanjay Suri continues to get thicker with every passing year. Touchwood!
After working together on films like My Brother Nikhil and Bas Ek Pal followed by late 2007 announcement of Kill Chhabra, the duo has now announced the launch of Sorry Bhai. The film is already on floors and is being considered special since it also marks the comeback of Chitrangada Singh.
For those who came in late, Chitrangada Singh is the same gorgeous lady who had made waves when she fetched immense appreciation for her work in Hazaron Khwaishein Aisi. Later, she announced a premature retirement from films after doing just one more project Kal – Yesterday and Tomorrow. Both the films had arrived way back in 2005 and though Bollywood followers were left wondering if the Delhi woman would ever make a comeback, Onir made it happen.
Says Onir, “I wanted a young woman for a lead role in my romantic comedy Sorry Bhai and was thinking of casting Chitrangada Singh. Still, honestly speaking I wasn’t sure if she would even be willing to hear out the script as she had announced her premature retirement. This is when someone suggested me to at least get in touch with her as there was a buzz around her planning a comeback.”
Elaborating the change of events, he adds, “To my pleasant surprise, once she read the script I just had to make a quick visit to Delhi to meet her. Soon everything was locked and pronto we moved on with the project. Rest of the cast comprising of Sanjay Suri, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani and Shabana Azmi was already in place so that helped us in beginning the shoot of the film.”
Talking about the shooting plans, Onir says, “We are already canning some scenes in Mumbai and would be off to Mauritius in a week’s time. There we would have a start to finish schedule till March end as the majority of film is set there. Sorry Bhai is likely to have a summer 2008 release.”
Title of Sorry Bhai seems like a conscious move away from the heavy-duty stuff he subjected the audience to in his first two films – My Brother Nikhil and Bas Ek Pal. Laughs Onir, “You could say that. I guess it was the right time for me to shift genres and make something which was truly different from what I have done in the past. It’s a first romantic comedy for me and I am looking forward to a lot of fun.”
http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/2008/02/06/10847/index.htmlAlong with Sanjay Suri, Jaspreet Walia (brother of Bunty Walia) is also co-producing the film with Onir.