Rajkummar Rao’s Turram Khan: The Hansal Mehta Film Will Be Released in January 2020
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Rajkummar Rao’s Turram Khan: The Hansal Mehta Film Will Be Released in January 2020

Rajkummar Rao has previously worked with director Hansal Mehta in several critically-acclaimed films, such as Shahid and Aligarh.

Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao and filmmaker Hansal Mehta have been part of several projects together, including the critically-acclaimed Shahid, Aligarh, Citylights and Omerta. Last year, the director announced their new venture together, titled Turram Khan, a social comedy drama, produced by Ajay Devgan, Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg. On Rajkummar’s 35th birthday yesterday (31st August), Hansal took to twitter to announce the film’s release date. He wrote, “Special people, a special film and a special day.  Here's wishing our very own @RajkummarRao a very Happy Birthday and a special surprise. Our next film together @TurramKhan will release on January 31, 2020.”

He also shared wishes on the actor’s birthday, tweeting, “Raj thank you for being you. Raj thank you for being there as a pillar, as a friend, as a brother, as a son, as somebody who is most precious. Happy birthday my dearest, dearest @RajkummarRao. Lots of love.”

Rajkummar responded to the director by saying, “Thank you so much sir. So excited for our next collaboration together. @NushratBharucha Get Set Go.”

The film stars Nushrat Bharucha -- of Pyaar Ka Panchnama fame -- as the female lead. The actress made her debut with the same film as Rajkummar, Dibakar Banerjee;s Love Sex Aur Dhokha. Nushrat also shared the news on Twitter, writing, “Clapping my hands and singing “Happy Birthday” for one of my favvvv actors, crazily talented @RajkummarRao! Super excited to announce our movie @TurramKhan will release on 31st Jan, 2020! @mehtahansal”

Turram Khan’s story is based in a small town in Uttar Pradesh. Rajkummar was spotted shooting for a kabaddi scene for the film in June 2019, in Mumbai’s Film City, along with Hansal Mehta and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub. The actor was last seen on the silver screen as Keshav in Prakash Kovelamudi’s Judgmentall Hai Kya, oppostite Kangana Ranaut. He was praised for his performance and the film received a rating of 62% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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By Ayesha Hoda
Ayesha Hoda is a senior communications professional and writer, currently based in Dubai, UAE.

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