After working together in two successful collaborations Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017) and Badhaai Ho (2018), both Ayushmann Khurrana and Junglee Pictures are back together for their next film, Doctor Ji. Ayushmann Khurrana will be seen playing the role of a doctor in the film Doctor Ji.
Ayushmann Khurrana’s film Doctor Ji
Says Ayushmann, “Doctor Ji is a script that I fell in love with instantly because it is super fresh. This is a very unique and innovative concept that will make you laugh and make you think. For the first time in my career, I am excited to wear the Doctor Coat and in the process have also conveyed a message that will reach your hearts straight.”
Directed by Anubhuti Kashyap, the film is a campus comedy drama, in which the main protagonist will be seen playing the role of a doctor. After a long time this has happened in Hindi films and after Ayushmann playing the role of ‘Doctor Ji’, it is definitely worth the wait, Anubhuti Kashyap who is all set to make her debut with this film. Shared, “I am stepping into the journey of filmmaking. This project of mine with all my passion has enthralled me on the sets. I am looking forward to working with Junglee Pictures and the versatile and talented Ayushmann. The film is definitely exciting as it appeals to both youth and family audiences alike.”
Amrita Pandey, CEO, Junglee Pictures, says, “We are thrilled to partner with Anubhuti as the debut film of Doctor Ji. The writers of Sumit, Vishal, Saurabh and Anubhuti along with the creative development team in Junglee have developed this highly conceptual and wonderfully entertaining script that we can’t wait to bring to life. Ayushmann will take the third experience further with Junglee.”
Ayushmann excited on reuniting with Junglee, says, “Junglee’s vision of storytelling excites me. His focus has always been towards high-concept films that match my vision as an artiste. Our first two projects have been very successful and I hope Doctor Ji will be a hat-trick of hits for us. Anubhuti’s approach to the film is mind-boggling and I am sure it will be super fun to have a creative collaboration with her.”
– Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) December 22, 2020
Ayushmann’s previous collaborations with Junglee Pictures have taken over the box office collections. As successful as ever, Badhaai Ho released in 2018 won two National Awards for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. Bareilly Ki Barfi which hit the screens in 2017 was a film that was highly appreciated by the audience and critics.
Doctor Ji, starring Ayushmann as the lead character, is co-written and directed by Anubhuti Kashyap. He has directed the dark comedy mini-series ‘Aafsos’ (Amazon Prime) and the acclaimed short film, ‘Moi Marjani’. The film is written by Sumit Saxena, Vishal Wagh and Saurabh Bharat, who is interestingly a doctor-turned-writer and draws inspiration from his medical college life experiences. Saxena, who has written films like ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’ and Karan Johar’s, Lust Stories, has also penned the dialogues for this film.