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Nimrat Kaur looks back as ‘The Lunchbox’ completes nine years


Nimrat Kaur attends the first-ever pan-India OTT awards in Mumbai on Sept.10. AFP

As the epistolary-romance film “The Lunchbox” completed nine years of its release on Tuesday, actress Nimrat Kaur, who played the role of Ila in the film, looked back at the journey and the atmosphere around the release of the film back in 2013. She said in a statement: “The Lunchbox” will forever be a film that is close to my heart. It was my first film in a leading role and there were hoardings all over. There was a well-known brand that did one of their signature takes on the film and that was extremely special for me.”

Walking down the memory lane, she added: “I remember we had organised a special screening of the film in Delhi where it was just me, Irrfan, Ritesh Batra and our close family and friends and it is crazy to look back and see how things have changed.”


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“The Lunchbox,” which starred late Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nimrat in the lead, has become one of the most loved films of the past decade.  Nimrat also shared a post on her social media with the caption: “The biggest gifts of life are the ones that age better than anything you could imagine. I thank all of you and the universe above for this precious day 9 years ago, when life as I knew it changed forever. Here’s to the perennial love and continued magic #TheLunchbox spins and the immortality of the talent and heart that made it all happen. Thank you.”

Karan Johar, who co-produced the film commented under Nimrat’s post, “Such a special film and you were so magical in it.” Meanwhile, a new social-thriller film titled “Happy Teachers’ Day” starring Nimrat Kaur and Radhika Madan, has started rolling cameras recently on the occasion of Teacher’s Day.

The makers of the film dropped a special video announcing the project.  The short clip begins by highlighting the fact that teachers educate, enlighten, empower, and shape our lives, it ends on a deep and thought-provoking questioning note — “But can’t they have a life?”

Apart from portraying teachers as important pillars of society, a vast majority of the film’s details are currently kept under wraps. The film is being directed by Mikhil Musale, and has been written by Mikhil in association with Parinda Joshi. While Nimrat is known for her acting prowess in films like “The Lunchbox” and “Airlift,” Radhika has been a television star and has moved on to films with titles like “Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota,” “Pataakha” and “Angrezi Medium.”  She is one of the talented actors of her generation. She is amazing when it comes to getting into any character. Kaur made her film debut with a small role in an English film, “One Night with the King” (2006), which was shot in Rajasthan. Her Hindi film debut came with “Peddlers” in 2012, produced by Anurag Kashyap. The film was screened at Cannes Film Festival to good reviews. Produced by Dinesh Vijan, “Happy Teachers” Day’ will release on Teachers’ Day next year on Sept.5, 2023.



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