Varun says no to ‘clichéd come­dies’

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I’m a huge ad­mirer of Diljit and love his jour­ney as an ac­tor... He has taken com­edy to a dif­fer­ent space VARUN SHARMA, AC­TOR

Be­ing a true blue Pun­jabi, Fukrey (2013) ac­tor Varun Sharma (above) is al­ways ea­ger to do films in his lan­guage. Hav­ing done Yaaran Da Katchup in 2014, the 27-year-old says that the of­fers he re­ceived re­cently from the in­dus­try weren’t good enough.

“Look at the films such as Pun­jab 1984 (2014), Bam­bukat (2016) and Manje Bistre (2017). Un­doubt­edly, it’s a good time to be a part of the Pun­jabi film in­dus­try. Of late, I had got a few of­fers to play comic char­ac­ters but none of them were ap­peal­ing. I have no prob­lem with the genre, but I am against clichéd com­edy. I want to ex­plore films with good con­tent,” says Varun.

The ac­tor is also keen on work­ing with lead­ing Pun­jabi stars Diljit Dosanjh (inset) and Gippy Gre­wal. “I’m a huge ad­mirer of Diljit and love his jour­ney as an ac­tor and as a singer. I feel he has taken com­edy to a dif­fer­ent space. There’s so much to learn from him. We met a cou­ple of times and he is a won­der­ful soul. I would love to work with Gippy Gre­wal too. He is an en­ter­tain­ing ac­tor,” he adds.

PHOTO: PRODIP GUHA/HT

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