New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) National Award winning director Umesh Shukla, who will be collaborating with megastar Amitabh Bachchan and veteran actor and BJP MP Paresh Rawal for “102 Not Out”, says the shooting of the upcoming film will begin towards year-end, and the makers are planning to release the film in April next year.
“The shooting of ‘102 Not Out’ will begin in November or December. The first draft of the story has been made. ‘102 Not Out’ will be a family drama. It will be a satire, and will mainly be shot in Mumbai only,” Shukla told IANS on the sidelines of the launch of his new TV show “Khidki”.
“Amitabh sir has a TV commitment in between. First he will finish shooting for that. Then we will start shooting for ‘102 Not Out’. There is no release date for the film as of now, but we are looking to release it in April next year during the vacations,” added the “OMG: Oh My God!” fame director.
Further sharing details about the story of the film, Shukla said: “It’s a very different film. Amitabh sir will be playing a 102-year-old man, who wants to break the record of world’s oldest man living on earth. Paresh will be seen as Amitabh’s son in the film.
“One of them has a positive attitude towards life, but the other one doesn’t want to live. The film is a humorous take on their lives.”
“Khidki”, which will be aired on SAB TV starting from June 28, will feature actors Sarita Joshi, Rajeev Mehta, Aishwarya Sakhuja among others
The show will feature stories sent to the makers by common people. The stories will be adapted into a mini-series.
The makers of the show had asked viewers to share their real life stories in March after which they shortlisted the entries and wove them into episodes designed to last for a minimum of three to eight episodes, depending on the length of each story.
Talking about it, Shukla said: “TV is a medium through which you can reach to people’s houses. There are no theatres in small town, but most houses have a TV. These days we get to hear a lot of beautiful stories, which we feel that these can’t be made into a film but we can show them on TV.