Dangal fame director Nitesh Tiwari‘s upcoming film Chhichhore spans 25 years as Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor and other characters evolve from being college students to middle-aged people. Director Nitesh Tiwari made them undergo behavioural workshop so that they were convincing as 50-year-olds on screen. The key cast members including Varun Sharma and Tahir Raj Bhasin are shown in their early 30s.
Talking about the creative process, Nitesh Tiwari says, “It was important for each actor to age differently basis their psychological transformation. So, we sat down and wrote the journey of each character — what has he done in the last 25 years and how it has impacted him emotionally. For instance, Anni [Rajput’s character] used to be inquisitive and a thinker in his college days. But the circumstances that he faced later on in life made him vulnerable and empathetic. Shraddha’s character becomes more subdued, unlike the chirpy girl she was in college. So, we charted out character graphs and made my actors understand what stage of life they were at.”
Interestingly, Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor undergo seven-day behavioural workshop to play 50-somethings, convincingly in Nitesh Tiwari’s Chhichhore.
Before the film went on floors last October, Nitesh Tiwari and his core team of five assistants conducted workshops to help the actors to understand the progression of their characters. The team held three-hour-long sessions for a week with the cast where the focus was on their behavioural changes and body language. Not only the physical aspect side, but director Nitesh Tiwari also wanted them to understand the emotional graph of their respective characters and how that impacts their demeanour.
The movie stars an ensemble cast of Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor along with Varun Sharma, Prateik Babbar, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Naveen Polishetty, and Nalneesh Neel. Chhichhore marks the coming together of Sajid Nadiadwala and Fox Star Studios after they delivered the hits Judwaa 2 and Baaghi 2, together.
Fox Star Studio presents A Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Production, Chhichhore, directed by Nitesh Tiwari is all set to hit the theatres on 6th September 2019.