Pankaj Tripathi has tweeted a sunny on-location picture with co-star Sayani Gupta to ramp up the excitement for Srijit Mukherji’s ‘Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga’, which is slated for a June 24 release.
“The affection in the eyes. The purity in the hearts,” the actor tweeted about the picture. In her retweet, Sayani gushed lovingly: “Dreamy eyed with this dreamy man!”
It made Mukherji, a noted Bengali director, weigh in with the comment: “Dhoop tera mastana!’ — obviously playing with the words of the famous Kishore Kumar song, ‘Roop tera mastana’, picturised on Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore in ‘Aradhana’.
‘Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga’, which is all about the interplay of urbanisation, poverty and man-animal conflict, is Mukherji’s second Hindi film after the 2017 period drama ‘Begum Jaan’, starring Vidya Balan. He said he drew inspiration from a real incident caused by “tragic practices” in villages bordering the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve.
The affection in the eyes. The purity in the hearts.#Sherdil – The Pilibhit Saga releasing on 24th June 2022.@srijitspeaketh#NeerajKabi@sayanigupta@TSeries#BhushanKumar#KrishanKumar#ShivChanana@RelianceEnt@vivekbagrawal pic.twitter.com/noXz7uCTZV— पंकज त्रिपाठी (@TripathiiPankaj) May 24, 2022
“It takes great courage to sacrifice one’s life to save the family and my film revolves around this heroism with a focus on the conflict between man and nature,” he said.