Based on Shankar's timeless novel Chowringhee, Srijit's modern adaptation of the same is to capture the lives of people working in a hotel on the big screen. Swastika Mukherjee's character in Shah Jahan Regency is of a hostess in a five-star hotel in Kolkata. The actress enjoyed a good time shooting the movie in various hotels of the city of joy. "I wouldn't witness the lives of hotel employees so closely if it was not for the movie," said Swastika. According to her, her profession gives her the opportunity of knowing so many things that one cannot in other jobs. In the film, Abir Chatterjee and Parambrata will also play men working in a posh hotel.