‘I went from auditions to narrations’
Varun Sharma, actor
Actor Varun Sharma (above), who has been known for comedy films such as Fukrey (2013) and Dolly Ki Doli, says that he never intended to do comedy. However, Fukrey was a turning point for him. “After the film, life shifted from auditions to narrations. I never thought that I would do comedy. I used to be a part of serious plays during my theatre days. In Fukrey also, the character wants to be taken seriously, but the writing was funny,” he says.
While he agrees that the genre is challenging, Varun is happy with the space he is in. “Everyone says that comedy is a tough genre, but aren’t then all genres tough? I don’t think I will ever leave comedy. It is because of this genre that I have got appreciation and it would be wrong to leave it,” he says.
Talking about his upcoming Rohit Shetty directorial, Varun says that he is eagerly waiting for the film. “I am so excited to be in a Rohit Shetty film. He makes his actors so comfortable and also helped me during my scenes. Shah Rukh and Kajol ma’am (his co-stars in the film) also helped us. It is a fun film,” he says.
Meanwhile, the actor is currently in Delhi for some work. “I was hoping that it would be colder by now. But this is also winters for me. I can go and brag about it in Mumbai,” he says.
Everyone says that comedy is a tough genre, but all genres are tough. I won’t leave comedy