Actor Aparshakti Khurana says working on "Kanpuriye" took him back to his days of struggle, when he was trying to find his way with the fear of an uncertain future looming over his head.
Set in Kanpur, "Kanpuriye" is an anthology of three fast-paced stories capturing the struggles of three smalltown boys, who are chasing big city dreams.
"After watching movies that have brought out the real essence of towns like Allahabad and Bareilly, Kanpur finally gets a story of its own! It took me back to my own struggles – reliving with the uncertainty of the future and trying to find my way out," Aparshakti said.
"The movie is about that bittersweet moment in our collective lives that define who we become," he added.
The movie also stars Divyenndu, Harsh Mayar, Vijay Raaz, Gyan Prakash, Harshita Gaur and Rajshri Deshpande. Produced by Yoodlee Films from the house of Saregama, "Kanpuriye" has been directed by Ashish Aryan, and will go live on October 25 on Hotstar VIP.
Talking about the movie, Divyenndu said: "I think there's a certain charm about living in a city that encourages people from smaller towns to dream big. Most of us have been part of situations where we're chasing our dreams, but circumstances have other plans! 'Kanpuriye' defines the struggle of these three protagonists who are chasing their chosen paths; that makes the movie relatable."
Harsh believes that dreams "can be our currency for everything life has to offer, especially when its about ambition".
"'Kanpuriye' delves deep into the ambitions of a small-town boy who would go to any lengths to preserve his dream of making his own career choice," he asserted.