Writer-director Nitesh Tiwari is currently working on Sajid Nadiadwala’s upcoming Chhichhore with Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead. The first poster of the film revealed that there are two eras captured in the movie — one set in college (1992) and the other in present time. Along with the plot, the filmmaker also revealed the names and nicknames of all the characters in the ensemble. While one character (Varun Sharma) is called Sexa because he’s always looking to get laid, there’s also one who’s named Acid.
When asked about the quirky names, Nitesh shared, “I have spent four years in hostel and during my IIT days, it used to be a tradition to call out names and tag people. The nicknames that we gave ranged from being conventional to extremely weird depending on peoples’ names and context behind.”
Nitesh further added, “The names you have seen in the poster originate from my hostel but we have tweaked them to suit the characters. For example, ‘Acid’ is a very angst-ridden guy, ‘Mummy’ is the homesick guy and misses his mother the most. The strange thing is that your so-called roomies will always call you by your nicknames or rather, I still do that. I have my friends from IIT Bombay and their nick names are Guppa, Gucci, Puke, B-Zero, Dard Kumar, Skinny, Bhindi, Danda and many more.”
"A Timeless Tale Of Timepass" #Chhichhore! Starring @itsSSR, @ShraddhaKapoor and an insanely talented cast. Presented by @foxstarhindi, a @NGEMovies production. Releasing on 30th August 2019. #SajidNadiadwala pic.twitter.com/tExF6GA8MC— Nitesh Tiwari (@niteshtiwari22) October 9, 2018
The film, produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and presented by Fox Star Studios, will reportedly hit the theatres on 30th August 2019.