Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has started shooting for his upcoming film "Gulabo Sitabo", directed by Shoojit Sircar, here.

"One done another begun. Travel, location change, look change, crew change, colleagues change, city change and story change. From Lucknow today 'Gulabo Sitabo' and the look? Well, what can I say," Amitabh tweeted on Tuesday.

The 76-year-old has just wrapped up shooting for the thriller "Chehre", which also features Emraan Hashmi.

"Gulabo Sitabo", which also stars Ayushmann Khurrana, will release on April 24, 2020. This is the first time Ayushmann will be seen sharing screen with the cine icon.



In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Shoojit talked about the movie and explained that Gulabo Sitabo are popular glove puppet characters in Uttar Pradesh. "In the story, which borrows its title from their names, Sitabo is the worn-out, overworked wife of a man, while Gulabo is his enticing mistress. It is peppered with local humour and songs that depict the nuances of daily life."

Shoojit is also filming Sardar Udham Singh, a biopic on the Indian freedom fighter responsible for assassinating Michael O’Dwyer, the former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab in British India in 1940, in order to avenge the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in 1919. Vicky Kaushal will be seen in the titular role.

Written by Sircar's frequent collaborator Juhi Chaturvedi of Vicky Donor, Piku and October fame, Gulabo Sitabo is produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar.