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Shiv Shastri Balboa: Anupam Kher has the ‘eye of the tiger’ in quirky poster; film to release on THIS date

The upcoming film also stars Neena Gupta.

Shiv Shastri Balboa: Anupam Kher has the ‘eye of the tiger’ in quirky poster; film to release on THIS date

  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 08.40 AM, Jan 24, 2023

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Anupam Kher is gearing up for the release of one of his quirkiest films yet, titled Shiv Shastri Balboa, which will see him share the screen with Neena Gupta. The actor recently unveiled a quirky poster of the upcoming film, which seems to pay tribute to one of the most iconic sports dramas in Hollywood.

The latest poster features a movie poster of Sylvester Stallone’s iconic film Rocky, where in he plays the titular character named Rocky Balboa, an underdog boxer who rises the ranks to become a popular name in the sport. But the part of Stallone’s face is ripped out and instead we see Kher’s face there instead. An adorable pug is also seen at the side, who is seen exclaiming “ Fata poster, nikla…”

The upcoming film will be released in theatres on February 10, 2023.

Check out the new poster below:

In the caption of the post, Kher spoke of how the film marked his 519th silver screen venture, and how it focussed on the story of an ordinary man with an extraordinary personality. Kher guarantees that in addition to making viewers laugh, the film will also touch the hearts of audiences as well.

Kher had earlier said that the film is "a fascinating tale of survival of an Indian in a small town in America."

The upcoming film is directed by Ajayan Venugopalan and bankrolled by Kishore Varieth. In addition to Kher and Gupta, Jugal Hansraj, Nargis Fakri, Sharib Hashmi also play pivotal roles in the film as well.

The upcoming film marks Kher and Gupta’s latest collaboration together after the Sooraj Barjatya directorial, Uunchai, in which the duo shared the screen with Amitabh Bachchan, Boman Irani and Parineeti Chopra. The film is available for streaming on ZEE5. Kher and Gupta have also shared screen space in films like Utsav(1984) and Khal Nayak(1993).