Bridging the gap from Bollywood to Tollywood, Saurabh Shukla is all set for his first Bengali film Chong Chong
Saurabh Shukla in a stil from Jolly LLB
Talented artiste Saurabh Shukla is gearing up for his debut in the Bengali film industry with a sci-fi film titled Chong Chong, directed by Rahool Mukherjee. After delivering multiple hits in Bollywood, the Jolly LLB star is in final discussions with the director, and was in the city of Kolkata earlier this year shooting for Kaushik Ganguly’s Hindi film Manohar Pandey.
Speaking to ETimes, the director narrated how the movie revolves around moments of despair in our lives, and would create a tale of what would happen if we could reverse time and relive those moments again without the disappointments and grief. Set in the period from the late ‘90s to 2021, Chong Chong is a sci-fi thriller at its core.
Tollywood actress Priyanka Sarkar has also been roped in to play a retired cop in the movie, which varies from her usual glamorous look. Portraying a mature character, she is preparing to reflect the shade of her role on her look. She told ETimes that she has never done a character like this before and is looking forward to the experience.
Apart from Saurabh Shukla and Priyanka Sarkar, the movie would also star Soham Majumdar, Kinjal Nanda. Bidita Bag, and Anuradha Mukherjee among others, in pivotal roles.