Trailer of Bhediya launched in style—in 3D

Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon both sport different looks in Bhediya. All photos by Rajiv Vijayakar

The trailer of Jio Studios and Maddock Films’ latest movie, Bhediya, was launched at PVR, BKC World Drive in Mumbai October 19. The film is being made in 3D and is yet another horror comedy from producer Dinesh Vijan and director Amar Kaushik after Stree (2018). Amar has since also directed Maddock’s Dreamgirl. Both these films did terrific business and entered the 100 crore club, and the team hopes that Bhediya will also join the list.

Set in the forests of Arunachal Pardesh, the Varun Dhawan-Kriti Sanon starrer tells the story of Bhaskar, a man who gets bitten by a mythical wolf, and begins to transform into the creature himself. As Bhaskar and his ragtag buddies try to find answers, laughs follow as much as twists in the tale.

Being released simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu on November 25, the film features Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon (seen at the event in her film’s different look) along with Abhishek Banerjee, new find Palin Kabak and Deepak Dobriyal. Sachin-Jigar score music for the film written by Niren Bhatt. All these and more crew members were present at the launch along with a multitude of fans. After the trailer that was impressive, as much for the performances as the technology side, a short dance performance was done on stage by Varun, Kriti (coming in at the end) and background dancers.

Later, the occasion of Varun completing 10 years in the industry was celebrated with a cake-cutting ceremony.

Here’s a lowdown on the interesting quotes that happened during the media meet.

Kriti Sanon:

“This is my sixth film with Dinesh Vijan. I won my first Filmfare award for our Mimi and Bhediya is one of the most interesting scripts I have ever read. I was laughing throughout!”

“Varun Dhawan likes to leak stories! He has now revealed that I was to do a vampire film with Dinesh that finally never happened. But he is one of the hardest-working actors I have come across, and you will see that in Bhediya. I am lucky that I am now playing such diverse characters under excellent directors in all my forthcoming films.”

Varun Dhawan:

“I was asked by Amar Kaushik to not do any comedy scenes so that people take me seriously. I would request Amar to give me some punch-lines but he clearly refused adding that if I do comedy no one will take me seriously in my role.”

“Amar has a very high standard of performances. In the past, he has worked with Rajkummar Rao and Ayushmann Khurrana who are very, very fine actors. Hopefully, I have lived up to his expectations!”

“I enjoyed the challenge of doing Dinesh’s Badlapur just after I had started out and I loved the fact that he wanted me here.”

Varun Dhawan blows the candle on the cake to celebrate his 10 years in the industry.

“I have enjoyed my ten years here. I must say that the media and my fans have solidly supported me even when some negativity happened during this phase. For this, I am eternally grateful.”

“I remember the day my debut film, Student of the Year, released. I didn’t sleep that night. My father (David Dhawan) woke up before anyone else. I did a little prayer in the temple with my mom. My mom told me many things, including what I should wear on that day. There were a lot of butterflies in my stomach. I don’t think too much has changed since then, as I am nervous even now.”

“Abhishek (Banerjee) and I would do a whole scene like we were Akshay Kumar! Akshay-sir is synonymous with comedy. He has impacted an entire generation.”

Dinesh Vijan

“I promise you an international level of cinema with Bhediya, which is India’s first creature comedy, and all this was only possible with my excellent team. Amar is like the brother I never had, and everyone is family.”

“We have a foreign technical team that has worked on landmark films in Hollywood. But basically, I like to spend more time on writing. We spent 18 months on writing this film, four months to shoot, and 12 on post-production.”

“Werewolves are not known in India. But many things we consider have originated in other countries are actually taken there and are originally from our country, like the Kohinoor diamond! We went to shoot in Arunachal and were shocked at some of the local stories we heard.”





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