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Varun Dhawan unplugged

Varun Dhawan spills the beans on the vibe on the set of Jugjugg Jeeyo, his chemistry with Kiara Advani and more.

‘Nach Punjaban’ has become an anthem. Did you had fun while shooting the song?

We had lots of fun. It was the first time that I performed with Neetu ma’am and Anil sir. Anil sir has a unique way of practising steps and he has done incredible moves. Hearing Nach Punjaban was nostalgic for me. I recall that I performed on this song at my sister’s wedding. The tune was stuck in my mind. I am happy that it has been recreated really well.

Who was the funniest person on the set?

I found Prajakta Koli the funniest. While shooting with Anil sir and Maniesh (Maniesh Paul), she and I kept on cracking jokes. Maniesh again never gets out of jokes. So, that positivity and happiness even reflected in the dialogues. There was a lot of improvision in the dialogues. Kiara is also a stand-up comedian. She looks serious but is extremely funny.

What tips did you take from your real life to play your reel character of a husband?

When we started shooting, I could not relate to the film as I was not married at that time. There are a lot of marital fights that Kiara and I have in this film. It was pretty intense and I was hoping that it was not a preparation for my actual wedding (laughs). There is a little bit maturity in Kuku and an arc of how a boy becomes a man.

Jugjugg Jeeyo touches upon the topic of divorce but there is also comedy in the film. Were you able to balance both the aspects carefully so that divorce does not look comical?

I feel someone else’s divorce is always funny for others. From a third person’s point of view, it is hilarious. However, divorces are always difficult for children. Raj Mehta, the director, has used comedy in an interesting way to tell the story. There are emotions in the film. It is a good take on divorces and its not resolution becomes easy. There is a surprise element that people will see in the film. The audiences will feel that there is a new take on it.

When are you planning to make digital debut?

There's something in the pipeline but I won’t share its details. But you will see me on the OTT platform soon.

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