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Excited to work on Ghoomer with Abhishek Bachchan, says R Balki

The actor essays the role of the coach of a rising cricketer, played by Saiyami Kher.

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R Balki, who last helmed the critically acclaimed social drama Pad Man (2018), has returned to the director's chair for the sports drama Ghoomer.

The film, which went on the floors earlier this month, marks his second collaboration with Abhishek Bachchan after Paa (2009).

The film is said to be inspired by the incredible achievement of Karoly Takacs, a Hungarian shooter who won two Olympic Gold medals with his left hand after his right hand was seriously injured.

The film also stars Saiyami Kher as a rising cricketer while Bachchan will play her coach.  

Speaking about the film, Balki said, "'Ghoomer is a film that I'm excited about for many reasons. Firstly, the joy of working with Abhishek after Paa and 'What an Idea, Sir Ji!'. Abhishek is one of the rare contemporary actors with depth that is normally associated with a traditional era."

Lauding Kher for her sporting prowess, the director added, "Secondly, working with possibly the only actor in our industry who, besides being a good actor, is actually a real sports person, Saiyami Kher. You can't cheat a sportsman with face replacements! Thirdly, the privilege of working with Shabana Azmi for the first time, and fourthly, the idea of doing a sports film that gives back a new idea to a traditional sport - almost spinning the sport on its head."

Abhishek Bachchan, R Balki, Saiyami Kher on the sets of Ghoomer

The sports drama features Shabana Azmi, Angad Bedi, Shivendra Singh Dungarpur and Ivanka Das.  

Based on a concept by Rahul Sengupta, the film has been written by R Balki, Rahul Sengupta and Rishi Virmani. Cinematographer Vishal Sinha will handle the camera for the film while Amit Trivedi has composed the music. Ghoomer is being co-produced by Hope Productions and Saraswati Entertainment.

Meanwhile, Balki is working on the social drama Chup (2022), which stars Sunny Deol, Pooja Bhatt, Dulquer Salmaan and Shreya Dhanwanthary.