Sonali Kulkarni returns to Hindi cinema as a lead alongside Naseeruddin Shah

Sonali Kulkarni returns to Hindi cinema as a lead alongside Naseeruddin Shah

Sonali Kulkarni

The talented actress Sonali Kulkarni after making a foray into Hindi cinema has delivered many unforgettable performances in films like Dil Chahta Hai, Mission Kashmir, Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, Darna Zaroori Hai, Taxi No. 9211 in lead roles to name a few. As an actress, she has shown her versatility in Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati and Tamil films as well. She is also active in the Marathi and Hindi theatre circuit. Off late Sonali has been doing meaty character roles which have impressed audiences by large, but soon she will be seen playing the lead role alongside the house of acting school Naseeruddin Shah.

Both the actors will be sharing the screen space together in their upcoming family entertainer film Hope Aur Hum. While, Sonali did return to Hindi cinema with her supporting role in Poster Boys, she will be seen in a lead after a very long hiatus in Hope Aur Hum. The film is helmed and directed by ace ad filmmaker Sudip Bandyopadhyay. Hope Aur Hum is the reminiscent tale of a family in Mumbai whose lives are explored through an endearing cinematic journey.


When asked Sonali to share her experience, she said, ” I am really and thankful that Sudip asked me to play this part in Hope Aur Hum. A film that is really very close to my heart now. I was so thrilled to read the story because as an actor I have stopped checking out how much screen time I have or how much range of emotions I have. For me the most important thing for me was to get to work with Naseer Sir. I think would have probably played any role for that matter in this film. One was Naseer Sir and second was Ravi K Chandran, these two important reasons really drove me a long way. I have worked with Ravi on Dil Chahta Hai, and I was getting to work with him once again. He is one of the ace technicians a cinematographer we have in India today and you know it’s ultimately it is about with whom you get to work. I have been really selfish to be a part of Hope Aur Hum. Once you see the film you’ll know that after poster boys which came in September 2017, I felt like going for Hope And Hum in Hindi screen. It feels really proud to be a part of such wonderful project which has solid writing, good music, fantastic cinematography, a good set of actors and a very fine director who is very passionate about telling a story, so somewhere I could feel that this project had innocence, had hope. I desperately wanted to be a part of this it.”

The film is presented by Thumbnail Pictures in association with PVR Pictures and is set to release across cinemas on11th May 2018.