Varun Sharma opens up on being typecast in comic roles

Varun Sharma, who made his debut with Fukrey, has found success in comedy movies. His performance in Roohi where he starred opposite Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor was also appreciated. In an interview with a leading daily, Varun spoke about being typecast in comedic roles but also said that he would not stop doing them.

“My answer for the longest time will be the same. I debuted with Fukrey and it became so huge. It gave us all a tag of cult. I like to make people laugh in all honesty. I never thought in my life I could make people laugh. In theatre, I used to do plays such as Ashwathama, Andha Yug and stuff like that…. very intense roles. Even the thought of attempting comedy was tough at the time for me. I thought it is the toughest thing to do, to make someone laugh,” Varun said.

Varun Sharma

“Fukrey was my first comedy film and I was like ‘wow, I can make people laugh!’. Even my family said ‘if you can make someone laugh, that is the biggest blessing, and through the biggest medium in the country’. I really enjoy it. I keep doing films in the same genre, but the attempt is also to do something different. For example, Chucha to Siddhu and Sexa… they are all different characters and have different arcs from each other,” he went on to say.

Varun also said that he could even romance a churail in Roohi. “I mean, who gets to romance a churail and tell her ‘baby I love you’? So, I feel blessed and happy that I get these chances to do all these mad characters and make people smile and laugh. I would love to do this for the rest of my life. I think the biggest thing with actors is to get cast with big names, big directors and producers, typecasting comes much later,” he said.

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