Shooting of Onir’s new hindi movie “Chauranga” will start in Odisha if everything falls in right place. Onir, who was supposed to shoot Chauranga in Jharkhand, is now thinking of shifting the location of the movie to Orissa. If the Odisha government gives assistance, he would be happy to shoot Chauranga here as the landscape suits the story. The story is relevant to Orissa too. He also met chief minister Naveen Patnaik to discuss about this matter alongwith Nila Madhav Panda. Nila had insisted that Onir should consider shooting in Odisha.
It is the debut feature film of Indian writer-director Bikas Ranjan Mishra, to be produced by Onir and Sanjay Suri. Chauranga won “Incredible India” Award for the best project of co-production market, at the NFDC Film Bazaar, International Film Festival of India, Goa 2011 and Script Funding from Goteborg International Film Festival, Sweden. The story revolves around a fourteen year old Dalit boy and his desire , infatuation etc.