One of the ace directors of the industry Tigmanshu Dhulia who directed Irrfan Khan’s highly appreciated film Paan Singh Tomar was set to collaborate with him once again. However, things when onto another track, and the industry lost its gem.
The film was a story of two friends and originally titled Bichde Sabhi Baari Baari. The story was set to revolve around these friends and their relationship over a period of 35 years. Tigmanshu Dhulia initially pictured Manoj Bajpayee and Irrfan Khan to play the elderly characters while Amit Sadh and Vidyut Jamwal were to play the younger characters.
Now it has been learned that the project has been aborted. A daily quoted Tigmanshu as saying, “It was the story of two friends. After it didn’t work out with Manoj Bajpayee, Irrfan Khan and I were to play the two friends. I had re-titled the film Yaara. It was a desi adaptation of the French film Les Lyonnais (A Gang Story) It was the story of their journey in life from 1955 to 2010. I relocated the plot and the characters to Uttarakhand where I come from. They had to look compatible and convincing as friends. I lost close to 15 kgs for role. But we didn’t get to work together in that project. Lekin issi bahaane maine apna wazan ghata liya.”