Actor Varun Dhawan has talked about working with actors Anil Kapoor and Shah Rukh Khan† In a new interview, Varun praised both actors but said they “stand apart.” He said that the environment on sets when working with Anil is very different from that when working with Shah Rukh. (Read also | Varun Dhawan Reveals He Had 2-3 Fights With Kiara Advani†
Varun has worked with Shah Rukh in Dilwale (2015), a romantic action film directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Gauri Khan. In the film, Shah Rukh is seen opposite Kajol while Varun is paired with Kriti Sanon in the lead roles. The film also features Varun Sharma, Johnny Lever, Boman Irani, Pankaj Tripathi, Mukesh Tiwari, Chetna Pande and Kabir Bedi. Varun and Anil are seen together for the first time in the recent release JugJugg Jeeyo.
Speaking to Bollywood Hungama, Varun responded to a question about the atmosphere on sets while working with Anil and Shah Rukh: “Very different. Very different. He (Anil Kapoor) is too entertaining and has so much energy. SRK is so charming, so courteous and so everything. He is just great. Shah Rukh sir is just great. Both are great. Anil sir is a brilliant actor but they are far apart.”
In JugJugg Jeeyo, Varun plays the role of Anil’s son. The Hindustan Times review read: “From the first scene to the climax, the film maintains a pace that keeps you involved in the good and bad times of the Saini family and doesn’t offer too many boring moments. The story of Anurag Singh and Rishabh Sharma’s dialogues blend effectively to create situations that make you laugh, cry, relate to the characters and all of this with a lot of naach.a Even in the most emotional scene you see flashes of humor that don’t seem out of place or forced-looking, that’s what I liked about the movie the most.”
The film, which came out on Friday, experienced enormous growth at the box office on Saturday. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh, who shared two collections of the film on Twitter on the day, wrote on Twitter: “#JugJuggJeeyo gets a solid 35.24% push on Day 2… #Delhi, #NCR, #Gujarat lead, followed by #Mumbai, # Pune, #Chandigarh, #Bengaluru…Mass circuits improving, should grow on day 3…Eyes 37 cr [+/-] weekend total… Fri 9.28 cr, Sat 12.55 cr. Total: 21.83 cr. Indian.”
Aided by Raj Mehta, JugJugg Jeeyo also features Kiara Advani, Neetu Kapoor, Maniesh Paul and YouTuber Prajakta Koli. Varun Sood has a cameo appearance in the film. Jugjugg Jeeyo is produced by Viacom18 Studios and Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar and Apoorva Mehta under Dharma Productions.