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Dog lover Suraj Chitre’s love for man’s best friend has translated into a directorial debut
Avinash Lohana (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 4, 2015)
Suraj Chitre, who’d started out as an assistant director to Milan Luthria, Tanuja Chandra and Anurag Basu, is set to make his directorial debut with a heart-warming story about the human-dog relationship. Titled Brunie, the feature film will have Pyaar Ka Punchnama actor Raayo S Bakhirta as the male lead while hunt for his female counterpart is still on.
“It’s the story of a woman who is unable to conceive. She bumps into a street dog named Brunie outside her home in Shillong and adopts her, looking after her new pet like she would a baby. The idea is to urge people to not ill-treat dogs and convey that they truly are a man’s best friend,” informs Suraj, adding that there’s also a love story between Brunie and another dog named Kaalu.
“During the auditions, Kaalu came running to Brunie and we knew there was an instant chemistry between them. We have been conducting training sessions with both the dogs since the last month with the help of Joseph and Selvis who have more than thirty years of experience in training dogs. Brunie and Kaalu will even have dialogues in the film, dubbed and facilitated with VFX to make it look real,” says the dog lover, further admitting that he is having a great time doing workshops with his film’s stars.
Brunie is expected to go on the floors on February 18 and will also feature Rahul Kumar (Millimeter from Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots) and former Dance India Dance Li’l Masters’ finalist Avneet Kaur as the lead couple’s neighbours.