Director Hansal Mehta’s forthcoming film starring Rajkummar Rao and Nushrat Bharucha was earlier titled, Turram Khan. Now, the makers have gone for a title change and have renamed the film as Chhalaang. The film, which is jointly produced by Ajay Devgn, Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg, will release worldwide on January 31, 2020.
Chhalaang marks the reunion of Hansal Mehra and Rajkummar after churning out iconic films namely Shahid, Citylights, Aligarh, and Omerta.
Film analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to inform about the title change and also unveiled the film’s release date. He wrote, “New title finalized… #TurramKhan is now #Chhalaang… Stars #RajkummarRao and #NushratBharucha… Directed by Hansal Mehta… Produced by Ajay Devgn, Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg… TSeries presentation… 31 Jan 2020 release. (sic)”
Here’s the post:
New title finalized… #TurramKhan is now #Chhalaang… Stars #RajkummarRao and #NushratBharucha… Directed by Hansal Mehta… Produced by Ajay Devgn, Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg… TSeries presentation… 31 Jan 2020 release. pic.twitter.com/mSZF8pRH18
taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 7, 2019
Apart from the lead actors, Chhalaang also features Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub in a crucial role. The film is tipped to be a social comedy set in a small town in Uttar Pradesh.
Rajkummar Rao, speaking at the India Today Conclave East 2019, named his three favourite films. Calling LSD, Stree and Shahid as his favourite films, the actor stated, “LSD was my first film, so it will forever be special. That’s when my dream came true when I got a call from Dibakar Banerjee. It was a path-breaking film. It was the first digital film. I had a lot of fun shooting with Dibakar.”
It was Shahid that won him a National award. Elaborating more about it, he revealed, “Shahid was my first collaboration with Hansal Mehta. It’s a biopic, so a lot of prep was involved. I spent a lot of time with Shahid’s brother, Khalid. It was a spiritual experience.”
Rajkummar Rao received critical acclaim and commercial success with Stree. “Stree, I honestly found so unique. People hardly combine horror and comedy. It was a light-hearted film so not too much prep required. But there was a lot of improvisation there. So that was again a different experience,” he concluded.