At the trailer launch of Uunchai, director Sooraj Barjatya revealed that Salman Khan wanted to be a part of Uunchai but Barjatya refused, “When I was making this, Salman asked me, ‘Sooraj what are you making?’ then, ‘Why are you going to the hills?’ Then he also told me, ‘I can do this film!’ I said no! Because we all know he can climb mountains. But I needed people who can look as if they can’t,” the filmmaker said
Khan and Barjatya have given several superhits together with Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! (1994), Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999) and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015).
Uunchai is headlined by Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Sarika, Neena Gupta and Parineeti Chopra, with special cameo by Danny Denzongpa and Nafisa Ali Sodhi. Uunchai releases in theatres on November 11.