Varun, Alia set to create new DDLJ with 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania'
‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’, the romantic comedy featuring two of the most promising young stars of Bollywood is ready to hit the screens on 11th July. Its lead stars, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt are very busy nowadays, promoting the film all around the country. The Karan Johar produced, Shashank Khaitan directed film is said to be a tribute to the iconic romantic film, ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’. But since there is no dearth of romantic films in Bollywood, what makes ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ different from others? Tuesday, the stars of the film Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and TV actor Siddharth Shukla who is making his screen debut with this film, were present at India Today Mediaplex to promote the film. Here they discussed about their upcoming film.
Varun who plays the titular character Humpty in the film, said, “The film (DDLJ) gave a new meaning to the hit romantic formula in Bollywood. We are trying to explore the relevance of romance on-screen that is more apt for GenNext.” Though the plot has similarities with DDLJ, there are unique twists as well. The Shahrukh Khan- Kajol starrer had an NRI boy trying to save his love from getting married. In this film though, Varun’s character will have to compete with an NRI boy to stop him from marrying his love Kavya (Alia). Varun also added, “Our film has a positive twist on love triangles. Most films tackling the theme of love triangle shows the other boy as a negative character, but Siddharth adds to the emotions of the film."
Alia Bhatt said that she was very excited about playing her character in the film. The starlet said, "The audience will instantly connect with the film, which has a perfect script and well-conceived characters. Kavya is the new age, fiery girl who has a different way of dealing with romance."
Varun also said recently that he was very fond of Alia’s character in the film and would love to have life partner like Kavya. Siddharth Sukla, who has fan following of his own on the small screen, confessed that despite his popularity, the big screen creates awe in him. Siddharth said, “Right now, I am looking forward to seeing myself on the big screen. Trying times will begin when I will take up my second film as that's when people will take me more seriously. I will have to prove myself too."