'Jug Jugg Jeeyo': Karan Johar kick-starts Neetu Kapoor's comeback movie
Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has been receiving continuous brickbats ever since actor Sushant Singh Rajput passed away, has kick-started the shooting of his upcoming film Jug Jugg Jeeyo, with Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor in Chandigarh. Notably, this comedy flick will also mark the comeback of veteran actress Neetu after her last outing Besharam in 2013. Here's more on this.
As the actors flew down to Chandigarh for the first schedule of the movie, Neetu took to Instagram to share her excitement to be back on the sets. "While Kapoor Sahab, you aren't here holding my hand, I know you're with me...#RnR thank you for encouraging me to do this....#JugJugJiyo," she wrote, while sharing the picture with the cast.
Though the actress is thrilled to be back on the sets, her nervousness was palpable from her post. Remembering her late husband Rishi Kapoor, who died of cancer on April 30, she wrote, "From mom, to Kapoor Sahab, to Ranbir always being with me...now I find myself all by myself, feeling a little scared, but I know you are always with me."
Incidentally, Karan's last outing as a feature film director was with Ranbir (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil). He also directed a short film segment for anthology movie Lust Stories and later, Ghost Stories in 2020. However, for the most part of 2020, the filmmaker was caught at the helm of a rather ugly debate regarding nepotism and favoritism in Bollywood.
Tellingly, Karan's Dharma Productions has presented cine fanatics with some of the most memorable movies over the years like K3G, Dostana, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, etc. Meanwhile, his projects like Sooryavanshi and Brahmastra which were set to hit the movie theaters during the festive weekend were delayed due to the pandemic-induced restrictions. They are now set to release, soon.