Sooraj Barjatya’s next film has been making headlines for its ensemble cast, which includes legendary performers like Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, and Neena Gupta. The film, titled Oonchai, is said to be a friendship saga and will begin shooting next month. Now, we’ve discovered that Parineeti Chopra has joined the cast of this comedic drama.
According to our sources, Parineeti Chopra is also in the cast and will play a key role in the film. Three older pals are rumoured to be played by Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, and Boman Irani, while Neena Gupta and Parineeti Chopra’s roles have been kept under wraps.
“It’s a special project for Sooraj Barjatya as he is exploring the theme of friendship between three older friends who’re going through different phases in their lives, dealing with personal and family issues. It’s a typical Sooraj Barjatya film set in a space that’s similar to Farhan Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Barjatya has penned a script that’s very lively and heartfelt, and completely justifies the presence of Bachchan and others. It’s a beautiful, heart-touching story that will be remembered for long,” a source close to the development told PeepingMoon.
Oonchai is also unique in that it will be shot in Nepal’s scenic regions. The Rajshri Productions project is set to begin filming on October 5th in the Kathmandu valley, with all necessary safety precautions in place. While the locations in Lukla, Lamche, Manang, Mustang, and Langtang are still being determined, a one-month timetable has been planned in and around Kathmandu.
Sooraj Barjatya and his crew are planned to head to Kathmandu soon to secure down the filming locations before putting together a shooting schedule for the actors. At the same time, the filmmakers are in talks with the Nepalese authorities to ensure a safe and hassle-free filming environment.