Veteran Indian actor Anupam Kher-starrer American film The Big Sick has been set for release in India on June 30. Directed by Michael Showalter, the film is based on the real life of Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani, who has co-written it with wife Emily V. Gordon. Nanjiani also features in the film.
The romantic comedy film is being brought to India by MVP Entertainment, read a statement from the production company. With a cast also including Shehnaz Treasury, Holly Hunter, Zoe Kazan, Ray Romano, Bo Burnham and Aidy Bryant, The Big Sick narrates the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with graduation student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets.
However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) whom he has never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. The movie also happens to be Anupam Kher’s 500th film and he had reportedly completed shooting in June last year. Amazon Studios had nabbed the US rights to the film for USD 12 million. The movie made its world premiere at the Premieres section at the 2017 Sundance film festival in January this year.
Anupam Kher is also working for his upcoming movie based on the book, The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh, in which he plays the lead role.
(with inputs from IANS)