The lead pair of Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt was in the city to promote their upcoming Bollywood film. The film has been directed by debutant Shashank Khaitan and produced by Karan Johar.
Varun Dhawan plays Humpty Sharma in the film. “Humpty is a distinctive character. He has his flaws and foibles. With this film, we are paying a sort of tribute to Dilwale Dukhania le Jayenge” said the actor. When asked how much of a Humpty is Varun Dhawan the actor said “I am a lot like Humpty because during my childhood I used to visit Delhi often. While playing this character I have incorporated the language style, the diction that the people in Delhi use which is quite different from that we use in Mumbai. This I have done to add credibility to the character that I am playing in the film”.
In a torn jeans and olive jacket, Alia Bhatt looked like a biker babe. “Having sung in my earlier film, I thought singing will be easy. But it was not. I am a girl who loves to sing and I am a good bathroom singer” said the actress who even sang a few lines from the song Samjhawan. Varun informed that the actress will be performing the song Samjhawan Unplugged in front of select audience at an event which will be presented by Varun Dhawan.
“Kavya Pratap Singh, the character that I play is a big Kareena Kapoor fan. Even I am a big Kareena Kapoor fan. Aping the actress is not my aim. That is simply not possible. Kavya is actually a big admirer of the lehenga that Kareena Kapoor wears” added the actress. “I will also like to add that Kavya is a transparent character who does not fake because she is not brought up in a big city. On the other hand when I compare myself with Kavya, I would like to be true always but that does not happen always when we live in big cities. Kavya is a better character than I am in real life” said Alia.
Varun Dhawan when questioned about his real life dream girl said “The character that Alia plays is quite similar to my dream girl. My dream girl will be one who will be able to walk with me as my equal”.
When questioned about the chemistry between the lead pair, Varun Dhawan said “This is my second film with Alia. A lot has been said about my chemistry with Sidharth Malhotra in Student of the Year. However I feel that Alia was the Kebab Mein haddi in our bromance. Compared with the bromance, my romance with Alia in this film is at par with the bromance”. An interesting quote from Alia Bhatt surely will make many of the readers curious- “The biggest entertainment of my life is Varun” said Alia. Is something cooking between the two?
The actor and the actress pointed out that this film is a 2014 family film. This is itself the USP of the film. “There is no pretension in the film. For example Ishq wala love had a dream like sequence. But the songs in this film have been shot in a very practical manner. This element of practicality is what will set it apart from many other love stories” said Varun.
The film releases on the 11th of July.