Mumbai: Tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi, who is also the Managing Director of Big Daddy Productions, will be seen in a new role. He is all set to make his debut as a film producer with ‘Chalo Dilli’ starring wife Lara Dutta and actor Vinay Pathak.

Jointly produced by Eros Internaional, Big Daddy (owned by Globosport) and ‘Bheegi Basanti’ production, the movie is being directed by Shashant Shah of ‘Dasvidaniya’ fame. The film is scheduled for release on April 29.

“'Chalo Dilli' is a journey where two protagonists showcase the real India and its colorful and funny people with their eccentricities," said Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International Media Ltd.

"The film is an exciting collaboration with Mahesh and Lara and is going to take audiences by surprise with its strong content and fabulous casting," Lulla added.

"Through Eros International's global positioning, we hope to present the film on a worldwide platform. We have a lot of faith in the script and believe that the audiences can expect a sure-shot rib tickler,” said Bhupathi.

Produced by Krishika Lulla and Bhupathi, the movie completed its shoot in Jaipur followed by Delhi and Mumbai and is currently in post-production stages.