Sharmila Tagore returns to movies after 12 years with ‘Gulmohar’

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Sharmila Tagore is returning to movies after a break of years. She was last seen in the 2010, movie, ‘Break Ke Baad’. Not only will this be a comeback of sorts for the 77-year-old actress, but it is also a debut on OTT as the movie she is starring in, ‘Gulmohar’ will be released for streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.

Directed by Rahul Chittella, the movie also stars Manoj Bajpayee, veteran actor Amol Palekar, actress Simran Rishi Bagga and ‘Life of Pi’, actor, Suraj Sharma.

The makers of the movie released a statement saying that the shoot for the movie has been completed and that the movie will be ready to release on the streamer service by August 2022.

‘Gulmohar’ is a movie that revolves around the multi-generational family of ‘Batras’ who are moving out of their ancestral home of 34 years.

The official synopsis of the movies reads, ““This moving out triggers a re-discovery of the bonds that have held them together as a family, while grappling with personal secrets and insecurities.”

Sharmila Tagore who hasn’t worked on a film set for 12 years said that she was thrilled to back with this family drama movie.

Speaking about the movie, Tagore said, “After a considerable gap, I am very happy to be in the familiar and well-loved ambience of a film set. I agreed almost immediately to be a part of team ‘Gulmohar’- after the moving narration of this heartwarming and beautifully written story. It is a very layered and absorbing family drama and I am sure many will enjoy watching it together with their loved ones in the comfort of their home.”

Manoj Bajpayee said that he took this up because he found the narrative of the film to be “relatable” and “candid”. He also wanted the opportunity to work with Sharmila Tagore. The ‘Family Man’ actor said, “Rahul always came across as an intelligent talent and a man of integrity. What more could I ask for? I hope that the audience too will love it as much as I am loving being a part of it.”

The director Rahul Chittella has previously worked in movies like ‘Azaad’ and the anthology movie, ‘Shor Se Shuruaat’. He has also co-written this movie along with Arpita Mukherjee.

Speaking about ‘Gulmohar’, Chittella said, “I’m excited to wrap the shooting with such an incredible ensemble of actors and crew members, all of who are collaborating with utmost purity to tell this story! We can’t wait to bring it to the audience soon.”

‘Gulmohar’ has been produced by Fox Star Studio along with Autonomous Works and Chalkboard Entertainment.

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