Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya is up for release tomorrow and undoubtedly, the buzz is just correct for the Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt starrer with the film peaking up at the right time. Even as the Karan Johar production is expected to see some good footfalls on its release with youth in particular showing good patronage, Alia admits that she is neither dreaming big nor being overconfident of the film’s reception.
“Reason being that I get very nervous during the entire week before a film of mine releases. That has always been the case with me since the days of Student of the Year. Earlier I thought that it was a ‘first film’ syndrome but then when the same happened for Highway and 2 States as well, I realized that this is for the keeps. Thankfully, my films have done well all this while but still I can never take things for granted. There is certainly a level of anxiety attached to a new film of mine and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya is no different,” says Alia.
While she has been traveling with Varun across the country for the film’s promotion, some good pre-release response so far is lending her good confidence.
“Yes, so far it has been very overwhelming. People are aware about our film and its release; they are waiting for it which is a very positive sign. Our song ‘Saturday Saturday‘ has clicked which has only added to the momentum. A lot of credit also needs to go to our director Shashank (Khaitan) who has brought in just the right tonality to the film. He has made sure that the vibes are just right. Also, he has been honest in giving a very pure space to the film. He is not trying too hard to entertain people, he has created a world of his own with his storytelling approach,” she says.
As for Varun, her co-star from Student of the Year, he is a different young man who is standing alongside Alia in the film.
“Well, that’s because he is playing a completely different character,” says Alia, “In Student of the Year he was this rich brash kid while in Main Tera Hero he was a completely mad character. On the other hand, out here he is literally like a boy next door. He is also the sweetest person around whom you can spot in a crowd. He is playing a very pure and nice human being. In fact the beauty of his characterization in the film is that he is playing someone so nice without being cheesy or acting in a way that people start having pity. Audience will see a huge change in Varun this time around.”
As for the part that she plays in the film, Alia laughs, “It was fun to be playing someone who doesn’t have any major aspiration in life. She is simple and just wants to take it easy. What I am doing here is very different from my last three films. From being someone high fashion, subtle or of mature personality, I enjoyed playing this massy loud Punjabi girl. Trust me, it was fun.
Everything is just fine for her till that point in life where she meets Humpty. It is a beginning of a new journey for her from here. But then again, puhleeze there is no melodrama on display.”