Cricketer and actor Anuraag Malhan is all set to make his entry into Bollywood with the upcoming Yaatris, which is all set to star Raghubir Yadav, Seema Pahwa, Jamie Lever and Chahatt Khanna in lead roles. Yaatris is slated to hit theatres on October 6.
Billed to be an emotional family drama, Yaatris is helmed by Harish Vyas and produced by Kuku Mohanka under the Akion Entertainment banner. Anuraag will play the role of Maahi Sharma.
Speaking about his character, Anuraag said in an official statement, "My character is of an underdog who wants to make it big using shortcuts. It's a light family comedy-drama film, so all I just wanted was to create a happy environment that was already at the set and sink into it. The director wanted me to get rid of my ripped abs and go for a more Desi look to match the simple and out-of-shape family. And let me tell you, I absolutely loved it! Being able to indulge in all kinds of delicious food without any restrictions was such a treat. It made the whole experience even more enjoyable!"
Expressing his happiness on making his Bollywood debut, he added, "It's the happiest moment as I have been looking for a good script where masses can see me and feel connected. This film has definitely given me that break."
Anuraag also shared that he had an amazing time working with his co-actors. "Raghu Sir was like a cool father figure, and Seema Mam brought a strict yet emotional energy to the set. Jamie and I, had our fair share of tiffs, just like any brother and sister. It was an absolute blast working with them, and it truly felt like a family. Those memories are definitely something I'll cherish forever!"
The actor also had a few words about the upcoming film. "Yaatris is a film that draws inspiration from cherished childhood memories of family trips. These nostalgic recollections often involve unrealized plans due to various circumstances. The movie skillfully reflects this sentiment, presenting a meaningful narrative that strikes a chord with audiences from diverse backgrounds. It particularly focuses on the middle-class experience, infusing the unfolding story with authenticity and a touch of familiarity"