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Sunil Grover's Big Break, To Star In Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Chhuriyaan' With Sanya Malhotra

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| April 17 , 2018 , 14:03 IST

Sunil Grover has always stood out as an actor and comedian, mostly the latter. The talented personality has endured a number of controversies in the past year, which have notably opened up various new and better opportunities for the loved celebrity.

Renowned filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj has roped in Grover for his forthcoming comedy-drama titled Chhuriyaan along with heavy-duty actor Vijay Raaz, known for his role in 'Delhi Belly'. Television actress Radhika Madan and Dangal-fame Sanya Malhotra have already been recruited for the film.

Talking to Mumbai Mirror, Vishal Bhardwaj praised Grover as a "wonderful" actor stating, "I am very happy to have Sunil Grover and Vijay Raaz as the two unconventional male leads of my film. Sunil plays a crucial and major part and I was surprised to know what a big star he is."

Bhardwaj wasn't aware of Sunil's popularity but is delighted with the way his crew has reacted to his recruitment. "I have noticed that everyone is eager to interact with him and now I am eager to shoot a great part with him too," he added.

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Chhuriyaan features the two female leads as the bickering sisters, whose lives transform completely after marriage. Sunil hasn't been paired with any of the two but will play a crucial role in the film, which is expected to go on floors in the village of Raunsi by the end of this month.

Due to the film being based on Rajasthan, the actors will be roped in for various workshops to adapt the rustic tone. Interestingly, the second half of the film will showcase the leading actress in a completely different light and will be shot majorly in Abu Dhabi.

The director confirmed, "All the actors are already learning a beautiful Rajasthani dialect for their roles. Since the narrative has a lot of scope for music, I am working on a five-six song album, packed with folklore and Rajasthani flavour. There will also be a very interesting dance number that I am looking forward to in the film."

Despite rising to fame with comedy shows, especially Comedy Nights with Kapil Sharma, Sunil has worked in various films including 'The Legend of Bhagat Singh', 'Ghajini, Gabbar is Back' and 'Baaghi'. He is currently working on the IPL-based web series Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan Live.