We get to meet the team of Pyaar Ka Punchnama soon again as their next project - Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, is releasing on February 23. The Luv Ranjan-directorial stars Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha and Sunny Singh.
After romancing Nushrat in three films, Kartik is seen against her in this one too, and the actor says (with a wink) that he feels sorry for it. “In Pyaar Ka Punchnama, I was so used to not being with her that now I am quite okay. In those films, the way her character used to turn around, I used to fall out of love (laughs) but the fact is that I enjoy working with Nushrat,” says Kartik.
Sharing about his character, Sunny says, “My character Titu is quite similar to my real self, because in every household, you have this one guy who keeps saying ‘yes’ to everything and everybody. He is a simple boy.” Nushrat says, “In PKP and the sequel, I had to play caricaturish characters which I couldn’t relate to. In this one, my character Sweety is slightly more real; she can hold her ground and think. Having said that, I would say I couldn’t connect with the fact that she is a girl too good to be true, that she doesn’t have any flaws.”
Kartik, on the other hand says that not just him but a lot of people can relate to the character of Sonu. “Like many guys, he’s protective of his friends. I have experienced similar situations, so it’s fun watching Sonu on screen,” he adds.
But playing relatable characters can be challenging because there are chances of the character going unnoticed. “A lot of effort goes into playing a relatable character. Playing a real character is quite difficult,” says Sunny, to which Kartik adds, “If you are told that you are playing a particular character which is nowhere close to you, you work on that role. But when you are playing a character which is close to your personality, it’s difficult. Still I prefer working on every character I play because somewhere it helps.”
Nushrat says since they are coming back together, people shouldn’t take their roles as a repetition of their previous characters. “We may look the same, so we have to do triple the hardwork to make our characters stand out. The romance shouldn’t look the same,” she says, adding, “People are going to compare the this with PKP.”
Kartik says that comedy is the most difficult genre to make. “I believe you can make a serious film easily but not comedy. Making others laugh takes a lot of effort, it’s tough. In addition to that, your writing needs to be up to the mark. If your comedy is padded with good writing, you have won half of the battle,” he says. Nushrat adds, “Comedy is all about raw reaction. I can’t repeat the same joke every time or it’s not necessary that if you laugh at a certain joke, someone else will do that too.”
Working with the cast and crew on numerous projects has its own advantages and disadvantages. But Nushrat says that the biggest disadvantage is that now that she’s emotionally attached to the team, their mood affects her. “I have developed a bond or connect with these guys. So when they are upset or not talking to anyone, I too get affected. I keep asking them, ‘Why aren’t you speaking to me? What’s the problem?’,” the actress says.
After being called the ‘chocolate boy’, Kartik is being touted as the bromantic hero. People appreciate Sunny and his bromance a lot. “Who wouldn’t want to get tagged? I enjoy all these tags. I don’t feel restricted by them. In the beginning of my career, I had people telling me that I should be versatile but I feel I should first create an image in front of the audience. I am not in hurry to work in different genres. I enjoy working in comedy and rom-coms. I just want to be part of good scripts,” he says.
As the conversation moves towards Luv Ranjan, Nushrat says that the filmmaker has not changed as a person over the years that they have worked with him. “He is confident about what he wants from the actor and scene,” she says before signing off.