Shoojit Sircar would like to elope with Meryl Streep

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, who is busy promoting his forthcoming production venture “Running Shaadi” — which is about the protagonists helping people run away and get married — says given a chance, he would like to elope with legendary Hollywood actress Meryl Streep.

“I would like to elope with Meryl Streep,” Sircar said during his visit to the IANS headquarter here on Tuesday, when asked about the one person he would like to elope with.


“She is my favourite actress,” Sircar said.

Not because she is “overrated” — as US President Donald Trump said?

“No way. She is one of the finest,” Sircar added.

Sircar, who married his wife by eloping, was joined during his visit to IANS by the lead pair of “Running Shaadi” — Amit Sadh and Taapsee Pannu — and the film’s director, Amit Roy.

Taapsee said the ones she would want to elope with “are already married”.

Amit Sadh then quipped: “No. Hrithik (Roshan) is free now.”

Later, Taapsee added: “Then I can elope with Andy Murray. I can go all the way to Britain for that.”

“Running Shaadi” is slated to release on Friday.