Filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee’s new film “Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar” will finally see the light of day, and the much-feted director says he found working the film’s lead actors, Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor, a surprising experience.

“(It was) Very surprising because I think they had also made up their minds that this would be a very different experience and came prepared for it and very surprisingly we had none of juvenility that I generally associate with Bollywood and its trappings. They were quite adults,” Dibakar told IANS.

Dibakar Banerjee: Working with Parineeti, Arjun 'very surprising'
Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar Maker Dibakar Banerjee: “People Who See Hindi Films Should See What Arjun Kapoor & Parineeti Chopra Are Capable Of”

“Arjun worked his pants off trying to get the character, diction the body language (right). Parineeti gave her whole heart and soul into her character, which goes through some intense and shattering experiences,” he said.

The much-delayed film was originally slated to release in 2018. It has now finally been locked for March 20.

Dibakar is excited that the film is finally going to be out for the audience to see.

“Relieved would be an understatement. I am overjoyed. People who see Hindi films should see what Arjun and Parineeti are capable of,” he claimed.

Why was the film’s release delayed? “We were planning to finish the film and release it in 2018 but because of the shoot getting pushed our film finished somewhere in 2019, and in that year we did not get any good dates to release it. We thought early 2020 would be the best,” he said.

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