The toughest challenge for any actor is to get accepted and loved by the audience.
— Varun Sharma
The majority of scripts I get are in the comedy genre.
Every character, if fleshed out properly, is being taken seriously.
That's the magic of filmmaking. When you are on sets 18-20 hours of the day for two-three months at a stretch, the unit becomes like family.
Firstly, I will never leave comedy because I love doing it. Secondly, it's the genre that has given me acceptance and immense love from the audience.
I think it is a blessing to be known by the name of your character. How many characters can we count on our fingertips? Not many. To be one of them is a big achievement.
I am not scared of getting typecast.
What better way to enjoy rains than lazing around in your house and admiring nature.
People make a city, it's not the other way round.
I am open to doing TV but it will be very selective.
During college days, I started working with a line production company.
If I have done well in 'Dilwale' and if people like my work, then that would make me very happy.
When I got to know that I will be doing 'Dilwale,' I was numb. I called my mother and told her, and there was a two-minute silence.
Chhichhore' is really close to all of our hearts. We had a great time while making the film.
As long as you are getting to do what you love and getting paid to do it, it's the best feeling.
I was confident while facing the camera because I was comfortable in front of a live audience.
Actually, everyone in India does some jugaad in their lives, whether in school, college, marriages, work etc. And most of us have different jugaads for different situations.
I've grown up watching 'BQC' and 'KBC' and that's really serious stuff.
Fukrey' was my first attempt at comedy.
I have done four years of rigorous theatre before I finally started doing films.
It's good to have genuine people around you, who are there for you when you need them.
I don't want to change anything about myself.
I love making people smile and laugh.
It's good to have people in your life around whom you can be yourself.
Mumbai and its people are full of warmth and love - it has the best qualities of all the cities in India.
I was offered daily soaps in the past but that was something I did not want to take up.
I have always been wanting to do TV as it is a huge medium and in India we are making such amazing shows.
When I was studying at The Lawrence School, Sanawar, Sanjay Dutt came to our school as the chief guest on the Founder's Day. He is an alumnus of the school.
I had no idea about how my life would change after 'Fukrey.'
I have always been a great fan and admirer of Nitesh's work - whether it was 'Bhoothnath Returns,' 'Chillar Party' or 'Dangal.'
I come from theatre and there have been roles where my job was to stand in the corner, with a sword in my hands, for two hours. And I was happy doing that.
If your character is written well and is meaty enough, even two scenes has the potential to stand out.
Theatre polished me as an artist.
The word jugaad means a lot to us Indians.
I think 'Chhichhore' is the film that's closest to my heart - it's a very entertaining film with a lot of soul in it.
I performed in plays like 'Ashwatthama' and 'Andha Yug.' It was hardcore theatre.
Making people smile makes me feel good from the inside.
Some of my favourite shows are 'Black Mirror,' a dystopian thriller show called '3%,' 'Ozark,' 'Tyrant,' etc.
My mom used to make delicious aloo ke parathe, and would give me two for school lunch.
It is always good to be cast in films with good stories and content, made by such amazing banners and directors. For an actor it's a task to work in films like these.
If 'Sajjan Singh Rangroot' showed seriousness through the First World War, 'Carry On Jatta 2' had a great dose of comedy.
It is the vibe of a city that makes it unique.
I would not be very comfortable doing the regular thing which we see on TV.
After completing my graduation, I went to Mumbai and started working as an assistant casting director. I worked on films like 'Talaash,' 'Ek Mai Aur Ekk Tu,' 'Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani' and 'Student Of The Year,' among others.
After 'Fukrey,' when a filmmaker came to narrate a film to me, I started crying. It was a dream come true moment for me.
I was looking forward to knowing Shah Rukh and get to know how he works, what is his process like and how he is as a person. There are millions like me who dream about working with him some day. His film 'Baazigar' really inspired me.
It is a blessing for any actor to be in a Nitesh Tiwari film. It is every actor's dream to work with him.
For me, acting is sacred.
I was a big jugaadoo.
I was always sorted; I wanted to become an actor.