Actor Varun Dhawan says his aspiring family entertainer Jugjugg Jeeyo presents a new take on infidelity and divorce.
The comedy-drama, supported by Dharma Productions, centers on a family where both father and son plan to divorce their partners.
The film, directed by Raj Mehta, also features veteran actors Neetu Kapoor and Anil Kapoor as well as Kiara Advani, Maniesh Paul and Prajakta Koli.
Varun Dhawan said Jugjugg Jeeyo may be loaded with all the tropes of a commercial pot boiler, but at its core it’s an emotional story about relationships.
“The ending of this film is unpredictable. We are used to treating the topic of infidelity only superficially and then sweeping it under the rug. In this film it is treated in an interesting way. It’s progressive and a new attitude. Hopefully people will be happy with that,” the actor said at the film’s promotional event here.
Raj Mehta, best known for the 2019 box office success of Good Newzz, said they raised the issue of divorce but had no intention of providing any resolutions.
“We didn’t try to give answers, but presented them in an entertaining way. Hopefully these characters will lead the audience to some answers,” he added.
Also present at the event were Neetu Kapoor and Anil Kapoor. The veteran stars said people need to look at both the positive and negative aspects of their partners.
“Marriage is about thinking from your partner’s perspective. Both people involved must have this approach. I’m someone who sees both pros and cons in one person,” said Anil, who is married to Sunita Kapoor in real life. Neetu, wife of the late actor Rishi Kapoor, said that there are only two people involved in a relationship who are responsible for taking care of it.
When asked if she has any advice for her son Ranbir Kapoor, who recently tied the knot with Alia Bhatt, the actor said the two are smart enough to figure things out on their own.
“Children today are very smart, intelligent and aware. You don’t need anyone’s advice. They see their parents and learn from their relationship,” she added.
Presented by Viacom18 Studios and Dharma Productions, Jugjugg Jeeyo will be released on Friday.