Comedy films

Anil Kapoor on acing comedy movies: I won’t do it with a new, sensitive director I’m working with

We will soon see Anil Kapoor crack us up with his screen presence in JugJugg Jeeyo. The veteran actor has put in some solid performances in recent years. Revealing why he said yes to the film, Anil Kapoor said it wasn’t the typical family drama and it drew him mainly to the character and the storyline.

Speaking to Mid-Day, he said: “It’s not a family drama, it’s a family comedy. I wouldn’t say yes to typical family drama; I did them earlier. This story has (new ).” Alongside Kiara Advani, Neetu Kapoor and Varun Dhawan, the lead actor had a blast and his enthusiasm during promotions is proof of that.

Anil Kapoor has also effortlessly managed to dominate the comedy genre. When asked how he managed to hit the right note every time, Anil revealed that he was often sensitive to the person he was working with. “With comedies, I am sensitive to who I work with. The director is paramount. I have worked with the best directors – from Basu Chatterjee to Hrishikesh Mukherjee – on this genre. I will not do comedy with a new director or writer .I have to see his work, his approach to the genre, and he has to prove himself,” Anil Kapoor revealed.

Talking about her collaboration with Neetu Kapoor, Anil added, “She was friends with Sunita (wife) and we had a common circle of friends. So, I knew her well. There is a certain excitement when two actors work for the first time. .”

Directed by Raj Mehta, JugJugg Jeeyo is set to be released on June 24, 2022.

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