Phillauri celeb review: Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt are in love with Anushka Sharma's film [Photos]

Anushka Sharma and Diljit Dosanjh starrer Phillauri gets a thumbs up

Actors Anushka Sharma and Diljit Dosanjh starrer Phillauri is all set to hit the silver screen this Friday. Phillauri, a romantic comedy film, is directed by Anshai Lal and co-produced by Anushka and Karnesh Sharma under the banner of Fox Star Studios and Clean Slate Films. The film has got a thunderous response from Bollywood celebrities, including Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt, Dia Mirza and Saqib Saleem among others, who can’t stop raving about the film.

Before the release of the film, the makers have hosted a special screening of Phillauri. And we must say that the event was a star-studded night. The event saw Sonakshi Sinha, rumoured couple Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt, Kriti Sanon, the evergreen beauty Rekha and others in attendance.

While SRK has praised the forthcoming film Phillauri and has asked actors Anushka Sharma and Diljit Dosanjh “to keep believing in the impossible”, Alia says that the film leaves you with a beautiful thought and message.

Marked as Anushka Sharma’s second home production, the film is set in Phillaur, Punjab. It tells the story of Kanan (Suraj), who is persuaded by his friends and family to marry a tree to ward off the bad luck afflicting his love-life. To Kanan’s surprise, this awakens an ancient tree spirit Shashi, played by Anushka.

Suraj Sharma, who featured in Oscar-winning filmmaker Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, will be also seen in Phillauri. Life of Pi also featured acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan, Tabu and Adil Hussain.

Meanwhile, Diljit, who made his big Bollywood debut with Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer Udta Punjab, will romance Anushka for the very first time.

Kunal Kohli at Phillauri screening

Kunal Kohli (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

Apart from Phillauri, Anushka will next be seen opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Imtiaz Ali’s tentatively titled The Ring.

Rekha at Phillauri screening

Rekha at Phillauri screening (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

This film will mark the third collaboration between Shah Rukh and Anushka after Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012).

Saqib Saleem

Saqib Saleem (Photo: Varinder Chawla)


Sidhartha and Alia Bhatt

Sidharth and Alia Bhatt (Photo: Varinder Chawla)


Read some of the tweets here.