Javed Akhtar to turn narrator for ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’

Across ages, his lyrics never fail to strike the right chord. Javed Akhtar, the magician of words, have weaved many magical songs. At times he plays through the strings of loneliness and at times, he fills love with additional quirk. This time, he is going to add his touch to the upcoming romantic comedy ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’.

The Kriti Sanon, Rajkummar Rao and Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer now has the legendary writer on board as a sutradhar or narrator. To be precise, he will be a neighbour who knows the entire story and tells us. “We wanted a narrator who is not just a voice over but a key character through the film. Someone who is an integral part of the pagal Mishra family. In any small town where houses are closely stuck, everybody is a part of the family and knows exactly what’s happening in whose house. So the sutradhar in our film is a neighbour who has been a witness to the Mishras interesting journey,” director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari shared. (Also Read: New poster of ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ depicts three quirky characters under one roof)

“When dad (late filmmaker Ravi Chopra) was directing ‘Baghban’, he asked Javed sir to help with the climax and even after all these years, it’s the most poetic finale. Fifteen years later, I got Javed sir on board again and life has come a full circle. The narrator had to be someone who enriches the story with dollops of humour with his understanding of language, intonations, and expressions. Who better than Javed sir,” said Juno Chopra, the film’s creative producer.

‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’, which looks like a hilarious treat with right dose of romance, is Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s second film after ‘Nil Battey Sannata’. Her husband Nitesh Tiwari has penned the script and hence, we can expect one more lovely flick!

The film is set to release on August 18.