Tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi turns film producer with 'Chalo Dilli'
Mumbai: Tennis star Mahesh Bhupati, who tied the knot with Bollywood actress Lara Dutta recently, is making his debut as a film producer with `Chalo Dilli` starring his wife and comic actor Vinay Pathak.
Produced by Eros International in association with Big Daddy Productions (owned by Globosport) and `Bheegi Basanti` production, the film is being directed by Shashant Shah of
`Dasvidaniya` fame and is set for release on April 29..
This slice-of-life fun film, which will entertain as well as bring a lump to the throat also boasts of impressive and promising talent drawn from Indian theatre.
"`Chalo Dilli` is a journey which along with the two protagonists showcases the real India and its colorful and funny people with their eccentricities," Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International Media Ltd, said.
He said they were looking forward to releasing a strong and interesting slate this year with Chalo Dilli among the first of the releases.
"The film is an exciting collaboration with Mahesh and Lara and is going to take audiences by surprise with its strong content and fabulous casting," Lulla said.
Mahesh Bhupathi, Managing Director, Big Daddy Productions said, "Through Eros International`s global positioning, we hope to present the film on a worldwide platform. We have a lot of faith in the script and believe that the audiences can
expect a sure-shot rib tickler."
Produced by Krishika Lulla and Bhupathi, the movie completed its shoot in Jaipur followed by Delhi and Mumbai in a start-to-end single schedule and is currently in post-production stages.