I could connect well with script, character: Alia Bhatt

The movie’s cast spent a lot of time observing the behaviour of Punjabis.

Chandigarh | Published:June 29, 2014 2:52 am

By:  Jasnoor Saroya

Star-cast of Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania at Elante Mall in Chandigarh on Saturday. ( Source: Express photo by Kamleshwar Singh ) Star-cast of Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania at Elante Mall in Chandigarh on Saturday. ( Source: Express photo by Kamleshwar Singh )

The cast of Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania were in the city for promotion of their movie. Varun Dhawan , Alia Bhatt and Siddharth Shukla interacted with the media to promote the movie, a Dharma Productions film.

The film is due for release on July 11. A romantic comedy, it was shot primarily in Ambala, Chandigarh and Delhi. It is a love story between Varun Dhawan, Humpty, and his dulhania, being played by Alia Bhatt. A twist is provided to the story by the videshi hero, Siddharth Shukla.

The movie’s cast spent a lot of time observing the behaviour of Punjabis. The three actors also attended certain workshops and experimented a little with the delivery of the dialogues.

Talking to Newsline, the actors emphasised on Chandigarh being an important part of the film as the entire unit had stayed here as a family. When asked about her role as Kavya Pratap Singh, Alia said, “I could connect very well with the script and the character. My character is a happy-go-lucky Punjabi girl, who has her own way of life.

This is further symbolised by the pataka tattoo on her neck. Also, just the way Shashank Khaitan (the director of the movie) explained it , and the way dialogues were written, clicked with me.”

The character of Humpty, has a touch of the boy-next-door. “He is a regular guy you see in every colony.- a college-going kid who knows how to enjoy life and finds happiness with his friends and loved ones,” said the actor.

Siddharth Shukla is playing the role of Angad Bedi, who claims to be a quintessential hero. He plays a NRI and a doctor in the movie. Talking about his transition from being a TV actor to the one on silver screen, Shukla said,“ Making this jump from television to the big screen is definitely a big step in my career, and this will further boost it.

As every small screen actor, I too dreamed of working in a movie. I can finally see myself taking the first step. Dharma Productions is the best thing which could have happened to me.”

The actors, while talking about the movie’s songs, said, “Each song has a story of its own. Songs like Saturday-Saturday and Samjhawan have been famous in Punjab since long, and thus people can easily connect to the same.

Also, songs like Daingad-Daingad portrays a feeling of togetherness and gives it a homely touch.”

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