Shiv Shastri Balboa trailer: Anupam Kher helps Neena Gupta return to India
The film is directed by Indian-American filmmaker Ajayan Venugopalan
Nevermind the name, Shiv Shastri Balboa is not about boxing. The trailer of the Anupam Kher, Neena Gupta and Jugal Hansraj starrer dropped today. The film is directed by Indian-American filmmaker Ajayan Venugopalan.
The trailer introduces us to Shiv Shankar Shastri (Anupam Kher), a boxing coach who apparently coached gold medalist Jitender Kumar. He is a big fan of Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky films. He is going to the US to visit his son(Jugal Hansraj) and his family. In the western country, he meets Neena Gupta, a woman from Hyderabad who is seeking a way out of America to return to her homeland. Shiv Shastri agrees and they embark on an adventure. The film also stars Sharib Hashmi and Nargis Fakhri.
Last week, Anupam took to Twitter to share a new poster of the film. He also announced that the film will be released on February 11.
In the picture, Anupam's face was pasted on the body of Sylvester Stallone from the hit film, Rocky.
In September, the actor shared the first poster of the film, which showed him and Neena stranded in a village with cows grazing in the background. Anupam seems to be asking for a lift as Neena sits with the luggage. A pug-breed dog is also accompanying them.