Actress Parineeti Chopra reached Lucknow on thursday night, while Actor Sidharth Malhotra landed in Lucknow on friday afternoon, last week.
The film titled ‘Jabariya Jodi‘ that marks the directional debut of Prashant Singh, who has previously assisted Aanand L Rai on Tanu weds Manu & Raanjhanaa. Jabariya Jodi is co-presented by Balaji Telefilms and Karma Media Entertainment. Sidharth Malhotra & Parineeti Chopra have already worked earlier and shared screen space in 2014 in the movie Hasee toh Phasee and the jodi was really appreciated and liked by the audience.
After shooting for her second film ISHAQZAADE in 2011 with Arjun Kapoor and later, DAAWAT-E-ISHQ in 2013 with Aditya Roy Kapoor, Parineeti returns to the city to shoot Ekta Kapoor’s romantic comedy, which is based on the concept of ‘Groom Kidnapping‘. With stars – Sidharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra, Aparshakti Khurana and Sanjay Mishra, among others Sidharth plays the lead in the film which is set ‘against the backdrop of groom kidnapping’.
The Title was tentatively called Shotgun Shaadi, earlier. However, now a source from the team has revealed that it has been titled Jabariya Jodi.“As it’s based on pakadwa vivaah, the makers felt that this was an appropriate name. In Bhojpuri, jabariya means zabardasti, so the title refers to a couple who is forced to get married. The two actors have also shot for the posters before leaving for Lucknow.
Sanjeev K Jha, the writer of the film spoke about the film and its premise and said in a statement,“We always knew such forced marriages happen, but we didn’t know the magnitude of it and its premise and said in a statement, I was surprised to see the official data that said that more kidnappings happened in Bihar for the purpose of forced marriage than ransom. It was an eye-opener. It’s hard to believe that such bizarre practices happen in our vicinity even now.”
Actors Sidharth & Parineeti are also have other projects lined up. Sidharth will be playing the role of late Captain Vikram Batra in a biopic and speaking about it he said that the work on the biopic will begin after he completes Jabariya Jodi. He had said to IANS, “We will start that (working on the biopic) but before that, there is a love story of Balaji (Balaji Motion Pictures) in which I am working with Parineeti Chopra.
Parineeti, on the other hand, will be seen next in ‘Sandeep Aur Pinky Farar’, in which she reunites with Arjun Kapoor on screen after having debuted together in Ishaqzaade.
Parineeti begins shooting for her third film in the City of Nawabs where as this is the first movie shoot for Sidharth in Lucknow. Shooting began for the film early morning on saturday, at a remote location in Malhaur, on the outskirts of the city, Lucknow.The shooting will go on for around for 2 months in & around Lucknow, including at Barabanki and Malihabad. Movie’s releasing date has not been officially announced but will probably release in 2019.