Early this year, it was announced that veteran actor Jackie Shroff will be making his Gujarati debut with the adaptation of Rajesh Mapuskar’s Marathi comedy-drama Ventilator, which had bagged three National Awards. Helmed by debutant director Umang Vyas, the adaptation is written by acclaimed scriptwriter Niren Bhatt, who has previously written the National Award-winning thriller-drama Wrong Side Raju, Umesh Shukla’s All Is Well and the Salman Khan-produced Loveratri, that features his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma. The talented Karan Vyas has co-written the script which also features well known Gujarati film and theatre artists.
Now, Umang Vyas has commenced shooting for Shroff’s Gujarati debut film Ventilator, on March 23, 2018, Friday, with the Mahurat shot canned at Goregaon’s Film City Studio.
The lead cast with filmmakers Ashutosh Gowariker and Rajesh Mapuskar along with director Umang and co- producer Lawrence D’souza was present at the venue. While the Swades filmmaker gave clap for the Mahurat shot featuring Shroff, appreciated the casting and gave his best wishes to the team, the original ventilator director Mapuskar, who is also involved as the creative director on this film, ceremoniously broke the coconut as to invite positivity and good luck to the film.
After filming certain sequences in Mumbai, the cast will move to Ahmedabad to shoot the rest of the film. While speaking to the press, Shroff mentioned that he is excited to be a part of the Gujarati Ventilator and wishes to work in other languages as well.
After making a mark in Bollywood, Irada Entertainment is now gearing up to make an impact in the Gujarati cinema with the movie Ventilator featuring the versatile Jackie Shroff.