Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, who wrapped up the shoot of his new directorial "October" 38 days ahead of schedule, is a relieved man.
The shoot got over on Wednesday, and soon after the wrap-up, the movie's lead actor Varun Dhawan posted a picture of the entire crew on Twitter with the message: "'October' wraps in November. Will release in April and will stay with you forever."
Shoojit said in a statement: "We are very relieved that we have finished the shoot before time. Since our last schedule was in Manali, the weather would have got really cold if there were any delays, but thanks to our fabulous cast and crew we managed to conclude well in time."
Varun's co-star in the film, a slice-of-life love story penned by Juhi Chaturvedi, is newbie Banita Sandhu.
Shot in Delhi and in Himachal Pradesh, the film is to release on April 13 next year.
It is produced by Shoojit's partner at Rising Sun Films, Ronnie Lahiri, who said: "It is really nice that we have finished before schedule. It's been a great team effort and I thank everyone. We have always preferred working backwards. We set a release date and ensure that we wrap the film well in time.
"We do so not only because it is economically viable, but also because it is our conscious effort to not overload ourselves. We now head to Mumbai to dive straight into the post-production work."