Sanjay Suri and Onir’s next film is Chauranga

MUMBAI: Acclaimed for their latest release I Am, Sanjay Suri and Onir have now decided to produce Chauranga which is based on a true story. But this time around, instead of directing the film, Onir will only produce it.

Chauranga will be directed by Bikas Ranjan Mishra, his first effort. It tells the touching story of an uneducated young Dalit boy wanting to express his feelings to an educated girl. He seeks help from his brother to write a love letter. The film explores the consequences thereafter.

A similar incident that took place in the Kaimur district of Bihar seems to have inspired Mishra to make the film. This incident created quite a stir internationally.

Though the auditions for the lead role is yet to take place, the makers plan to cast local talent from Jharkhand. The shooting of the film will begin in January next year.

Suri and Onir have earlier worked together in My Brother Nikhil, Bas Ek Pal and Sorry Bhai!.

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