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Uunchai trailer launch: Boman Irani remembers his late best friend Feroz, dedicates Sooraj Barjatya’s film to him

Boman shares how Uunchai was a spiritual journey for him. The film also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Neena Gupta in important roles.

Uunchai trailer launch: Boman Irani remembers his late best friend Feroz, dedicates Sooraj Barjatya’s film to him
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  • Arundhuti Banerjee

Last Updated: 03.06 PM, Oct 18, 2022

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Much loved actor Boman Irani who is playing a pivotal part in the upcoming multi-starrer film titled Uunchai got emotional at the trailer launch of the film. He remembered his childhood friend Feroz who passed away just before Boman started shooting for Sooraj Barjatya’s film. 

Uunchai is a journey of four friends - Amit, Om, Javed and Bhupen who are in their 60s. Bhupen dies suddenly and his three friends decide to hold his last rites on Mount Everest. Bhupen's last wish was to go to the Everest base camp. 

The film celebrates friendship in its true sense and holds especially true for actor Boman Irani. He opened up about his best friend during the trailer launch in Mumbai on Tuesday. 

Boman said, "My best friend, who is my friend forever from nursery school, his name was Feroz. He is like a piece of my heart. He passed away in that period, before I signed the film Uunchai. It affected me very badly! I did this film, in honor of Feroz after his death. It is quite similar to how these friends in the film go to the mountain in the honor of Bhupen, who Danny saab played. I hate to say this but yes, it was cathartic for me." 

Boman was quick to take some well-known names as his good friends in the industry. He said, "I have many friends from our fraternity but I hang out more often with Ritesh (Deshmukh), Farah (Khan) and Abhishek (Bachchan). Anupam (Kher, also in Uunchai) is someone whom I talk to when I have any creative doubts or conversation on acting, some scenes etc. So yes, I am surrounded by good people." 

The actor also recalled how the film helped him recover from the emotional trauma of losing a long-time friend like Feroz. He shared, " I was reluctant to do this. The day I went to the Rajshri Productions office and met Sooraj ji for the first time, he welcomed me with a warm smile and said thank you for joining me and I replied please don't say that. From that time onwards, I got a huge positive vibe and half of my grief was away from me. I remember Anupam also told me that it will be a spiritual experience for you and he was right. When I sat in the office with Sooraj ji, it was like I was sitting with the history of Indian cinema; it was such a different feeling. We went to Nepal and that was another memory, one of the best ones of my life." 

Produced by Rajshri Productions and directed by Sooraj Barjatya, Uunchai stars Amitabh Bachchan, Boman Irani, Anupam Kher, Neena Gupta, Sarika and Danny Denzonpa in pivotal roles. It is all set to release in theatres on November 11. 

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