Anil Kapoor is seen reverse Neetu Kapoor within the just lately launched JugJugg Jeeyo. The movie additionally stars Varun Dhawan and Kiara Advani and is directed by Raj Mehta. The Free Press Journal caught up with the actor for an unique tête-à-tête. Excerpts:
How do you retain the momentum excessive by consistently doing totally different genres, Thar and now JugJugg Jeeyo?
Thar was acquired so fantastically since it’s one among its sort. I nonetheless get messages on social media about how a lot folks liked Thar, and with JugJugg Jeeyo, it feels that I’ve made the suitable decisions. It was my son Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor, who received me Thar, and I shot it alongside JugJugg Jeeyo. I completed one schedule of JugJugg Jeeyo, after which Varun and Neetu received Covid. It was good to shoot a comedy after which come again on the units of a severe movie.
Do you consider that we’d like household entertainers like JugJugg Jeeyo to revive the trade after the pandemic?
Movies like Gangubai Kathiawadi, RRR, and KGF: Chapter 2 additionally did nicely. I don’t go as to what movie is getting audiences again to the theatres. I didn’t do JugJugg Jeeyo as a result of it’s a household entertainer. I preferred the concept and the story of it. Karan (Johar) narrated it to me in 5 minutes, and the second I learn it, I made a decision to do it.
We hear you had the youngest power on the units…
I’ve identified Karan, Varun and Neetu for ages. I labored with Kiara for the primary time, however there was a consolation degree. There have been a number of sentiments hooked up to Neetu. At this time, folks love her rather a lot. She didn’t work post-marriage, however I’m glad, with JugJugg Jeeyo, she is again on the display screen, and at the very least now I’ve her to forged reverse me since youthful ladies don’t need to work with me.
You may have a picture of a household man. How was it capturing a movie on the backdrop of infidelity?
I’ve executed fairly a number of movies like that earlier, however JugJugg Jeeyo is a clear household entertainer. Additionally, it’s been an extended hole since I’ve executed such movies, and I’m positive individuals are loving JugJugg Jeeyo.
You may have been part of so many pan-India movies even within the 90s. How do you are taking the continuing debate?
The one components is that anybody who makes a superb movie, folks will hook up with it. I don’t see any relevance within the present debate. Movies like Chhota Chetan, Ram Aur Shyam, Ek Duuje Ke Liye have executed so nicely and linked throughout India. All of it relies on the dimensions of the movie. If a movie does nicely and later comes on tv, the actor turns into pan-India.
How was it to work with Tisca Chopra?
It was beautiful. We now have labored collectively in 24 tv sequence, the place she performed my spouse. Nonetheless, in JugJugg Jeeyo, she performs my girlfriend (laughs).
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