Ayushmann Khurrana is thrilled about his upcoming Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui releasing theatrically. The actor equated the feeling with what he experienced during his big screen debut in 2012. Khurrana will be essaying the role of a cross-functional athlete in the film.
Directed by Abhishek Kapoor the film is set to release theatrically on December 10. It explores a “progressive love story” between Khurrana and actor Vaani Kapoor’s character.
During the trailer launch of Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui held at a cinema hall, Khurrana was overwhelmed stepping into a theatre for the film’s promotion. Cinema halls in Maharashtra which were shut for months due to the second wave of coronavirus pandemic opened last month.
“This is very special for me because it’s happening after two years. It feels like this is my first film, my first launch. I’m getting those butterflies. I’d like to thank Abhishek sir for his vision and Vaani Kapoor for being a revelation in the film. It’s an extremely unique script that we have. I’d like to thank the audience for supporting the theatres,” Khurrana was quoted saying.
Calling “Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui” a “special” project Vaani said, “I’m extremely happy and grateful that I got this film… We were all just like a mini family shooting the film in Chandigarh.”
This film also marks Abhishek’s return to direction three years after “Kedarnath”. “A few months ago, it felt like everything will be shut. Today with God’s grace, we are here in a theatre and feeling optimistic. This is a huge moment for us to celebrate. We have (finally) reached a stage where our trailer is ready to be shown to the world. It wouldn’t have been possible without the 200-300 people who worked with us,” Abhishek told the reporters.
The filmmaker, said that he was waiting for an opportunity to make a film set in Punjab and which has its “authentic flavour”. He further revealed that the title of the film was suggested by Khurrana, who hails from Chandigarh. “He suggested it and then it kind of just stuck. It is the most appropriate title for the film,” he added. The film, produced by Bhushan Kumar and Pragya Kapoor, is written by Supratik Sen and Tushar Paranjape.