Kolkata, the city of joy buzzed with excitement as Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon and team Bhediya dropped by at Kolkata on Tuesday to promote their creature comedy ‘Bhediya’ that releases at the theatres on Friday.
The team including Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, co-stars Abhishek Banerjee Paalin Kabak, producer Dinesh Vijan and director Amar Kaushik who were jet setting across the country to promote the film made their presence felt in Kolkata as well. The crowd of the city went gaga over the ‘Bhediya’ mania as Varun and Kriti took a joy ride on the city’s famous tram. The team made their stop on certain places of the city and gorged on delectable local delicacies before meeting the press for a brief interaction.
Bhediya touted to be a horror comedy, draws flavour from Indian folklore. It tells the story of Bhaskar, a man who slowly begins to transform into a wolf after being bitten by the mythical creature. Varun Dhawan reprises the titular role. Talking about the major challenges he faced while doing the character, Varun shared, “I generally do romantic or comedy films but this is something I haven’t done earlier. It’s a ‘crazy’ role I would say. He is a very normal guy like us but when a creature bites him he gets transformed into a wolf. That paranoia, hyperness and rawness of the transformed character, I think delivering that was a real challenge.”
While Varun rocked a casual over-sized white t-shirt with white trousers, Kriti Sanon looked elegant in a black cutout bodycon dress as they posed together in front of the media for a quick photo up. The duo has again paired up together after the 2015 film Dilwale and people are gushing over their magical chemistry. When being asked about what has changed between them over the years, Kriti Sanon said, “I think we have grown up and become better actors and more than that over these years we have become really good friends. The comfort level was lot more this time.”
“The acting level was quite high in this film because of the characters we had played and Kriti has become a tremendous actor that I can say,” adds Varun. The actor also said, “Bhediya is India’s first creature comedy and it has amazing works of VFX.”
As football fever is high in the city, the papparazi’s asked Varun for which team he is rooting for this time and Varun shared that he is supposed to be heading to Qatar for the Fifa World Cup finale, Brazil and Argentina he is cheering up for both.
The funfare was doubled up as actor Prasenjit Chatterjee made a surprising entry to the press meet to give a shout-out to team Bhediya. Not only that, the actor got some relishing misti doi for the team. “Long time back I had worked with David and I’ve seen Varun growing up to be an amazing actor. I have seen the trailer and it left me spellbound. It was a great pleasure for me to welcome such talented artists in Kolkata and I got misti doi for you all.”
Directed by Amar Kaushik, Bhediya is releasing in cinemas Pan-India in Hindi, Tamil and Telegu in 2D and 3D on November 25, 2022.