Reports of Danny Denzongpa being a part of Sooraj Barjatya’s next directorial Oonchai have been making the rounds. Initial reports suggested that Amitabh Bachchan and Anupam Kher were to star as lifelong friends. This proved to be true. However, later reports about Boman Irani being part of the cast turned out erroneous.
We now have reports everywhere that the ultra-picky Danny Denzongpa, last seen in Manikarnika The Queen Of Jhansi, in 2019, has agreed to be part of the cast alongside Mr Bachchan and Mr Kher.
However, when I reached out to the exceedingly reclusive actor asking if he is part of Barjatya’s project he said, “Not yet. I am reading the script.”
A source close to the actor adds, “Danny likes the script. But with Bachchan Saab and Anupam Kher helming the project, there is little for him to do in it. At this stage of his career, he doesn’t want to do an inconsequential role for the sake of being a part of a big project.”
A report in Pinkvilla had earlier suggested that the ensemble cast of the film which boasted of stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Parineeti Chopra, Boman Irani and Anupam Kher would also star Danny Denzongpa, Neena Gupta and Sarika in pivotal roles. The film is reported to go on floors this October in Nepal and will have a 40 day schedule. After Oonchai, Sooraj will begin with the pre-production of his ambitious marriage drama with Salman Khan.
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