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Sharmila Tagore to star in Rahul Chittella feature Gulmohar

Starring Manoj Bajpayee, Amol Palekar and Suraj Sharma, the film will be released in August this year.

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Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore is all set to return to films after 11 years in filmmaker Rahul Chittella’s feature Gulmohar. The film's cast includes Manoj Bajpayee, Amol Palekar, Suraj Sharma and Simran Rishi Bagga. Gulmohar's music has been composed by Siddhartha Khosla. 

A heartfelt family drama, the film revolves around the multi-generation Batra family who is all set to move out of their 34-year-old family home. This move triggers a re-discovery of the bonds that have held them together as a family while grappling with personal secrets and insecurities.

Sharmila Tagore said, “After a considerable gap, I am very happy to be in the familiar and well-loved ambience of a film set. I agreed almost immediately to be a part of Team Gulmohar — after the moving narration of this heartwarming and beautifully written story and script. It is a very layered and absorbing family drama. And I am sure many will enjoy watching it together with their loved ones in the comfort of their home.” 

Bajpayee said there were many reasons to sign up for the film. "Firstly the narrative of the film was extremely candid and relatable. Secondly, sharing screen space with Sharmila ji was such an honour and above all, Rahul always came across as an intelligent talent and a man of integrity! What more could I ask for? I hope that the audience too will love it as much as I am loving being a part of it,” the acclaimed actor said.

The director, commenting on his choice of story and cast said, "Gulmohar is an intimate story about family and home — the only two things that have ever mattered, more so now than ever. I’m very excited to wrap the shooting with such an incredible ensemble of actors and crew members, all of who are collaborating with utmost purity to tell this story! We can’t wait to bring it to audiences soon!" 

Gulmohar is a Fox Star Studios production in association with Chalkboard Entertainment and Autonomous Works. The shooting of the film is complete and it is slated to be released in August 2022.