Anil Kapoor on acing comedy films: Won’t do it with a new director, sensitive whom I’m working with

Anil Kapoor will soon see us cracking with his on-screen presence in JugJugg Jeeyo. The veteran actor has put in some strong performances in recent years. Anil Kapoor revealed why he said yes to the film, saying that it was not your typical family drama and that it mostly drew him to the character and script.

To Mid-Day, he said, “It’s not a family drama, it’s a family comedy. I wouldn’t say yes to a typical family drama; I’ve done them before. This story has (novelty).” Starring Kiara Advani, Neetu Kapoor and Varun Dhawan, the senior actor has had a blast and his enthusiasm during promotions is proof enough.

Anil Kapoor has also effortlessly managed to beat the comedy genre. When asked how he strikes the right chord every time, Anil reveals that he is often sensitive to who he works with. “With comedies, I’m sensitive to who I work with. The director comes first. I’ve worked with the best directors – from Basu Chatterjee to Hrishikesh Mukherjee – on this genre. I won’t make a comedy with a new director or writer. I have to see his work, his take on the genre, and he has to prove himself,” revealed Anil Kapoor.

Speaking of working with Neetu Kapoor, Anil added: “She has been friends with Sunita (wife), and we had a common circle of friends. So I knew her well. There is a certain excitement when two actors work for the first time. ”

JugJugg Jeeyo, directed by Raj Mehta, is scheduled for release on June 24, 2022.

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