Sushant Singh Rajput and Bhumi Padnekar were shooting for their film ‘Sonchiriya’ directed by prolific Abhishek Chaubey and the principal production on the film is already completed. Sushant is playing a daciot in the film as it is based on the Chambal region of Madhya Pradesh which is famous for daciots. Last Hindi film that showcased Chambal in a good capacity was Irrfan Khan starrer ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ which was directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia though it was a biopic on the real man and Sonchiriya is a fictional story.
Makers have wrapped the shoot pretty quick because they only started not more than two months ago. An indie film director like Chaubey has to learn to live with in only a certain amount of budget which also decides the production days. To shot a film or long means a hefty budget which only comes with the process of getting that money back from sources but this one is a seemingly alternate content film and might not attract too many people initially as a potential blockbuster does. Sushant has never done this kind of role before though he excels in everything.
To make a film about Chambal is to have a particular kind of dialect in the film which needs to be practiced because none of the lead actors are from Madhya Pradesh. Bhomi is working with Sushant for the first time an is known for delivering exceptional performances in films like ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’, ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’ and ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’. All of those films are mega hits in terms of return to investment and Chaubey is also known for delivering exceptional content. His last film ‘Udta Punjab’ caused a quite stir in the nation when it comes to the hardcore content of it and gained mass appreciation.