Reaching the base camp of Mount Everest wasn't easy for actor Boman Irani at the age of 62; but the film Uunchai was a good enough reason.
Last Updated: 06.17 PM, Nov 15, 2022
As the film Uunchai is gaining positive response from the audience that is translating also at the box office, in conversation with OTTplay, one of the lead actors of the film, Boman Irani, says how, even though trekking up to the base camp of Mount Everest was a humongous task, the film was worth going that extra mile.
The story revolves around four friends who are in their 60s: Amit, Om, Javed and Bhupen. Bhupen had the wish to trek up to the base camp of Mount Everest but suddenly, one day, he died of a heart attack. Then how his three friends, despite their old age, decided to reach the base camp of Mount Everest to fulfill the wish of their late friend.
Boman told OTTplay, " Of course, it was very difficult for us to reach the base camp of Mount Everest but the point is, it does not matter; if the intent is right. When we look at the reason behind taking such an uphill task, and the intention behind it, everything looks right. The story of film is three friends who are going to the base camp of Everest to pay homage to their friend...friendship was their motivation. We as actors signed up for a heartwarming and inspirational story like that. Since the intent was right, no difficulties were bigger than the story."
The film has been extensively shot near Everest and the cast and crew stayed in a small homestay arrangement in a local village, which is not a regular practice for Bollywood actors, who otherwise prefers to stay in luxurious hotels.
Sharing one of many beautiful moments he experienced on set, Boman said, "You know we were staying in small cute little homestays because there was no big hotel as such. We only had basics for our stay and trust me, we were so happy with that little facilities. Because the film itself was a journey for us and we knew the core motivation of this trekking was to celebrate friendship. At times, if we are not happy within, even after staying in a five-star hotel with every luxury, we could find some fault. Uunchai is more than just a film for us."
Directed by Sooraj Barjatya, and produced by Rajshri Productions, Uunchai also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Neena Gupta, Sarika among others.