The actor plays a pivotal role in Dimple Kapadia, Deepak Dobriyal, and Naseeruddin Shah's Saas Bahu Aur Flamingo, which is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar
Last Updated: 02.46 PM, May 18, 2023
Varun Mitra has gotten to work with veteran actors of the Hindi film industry, including Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Satish Kaushik, Dimple Kapadia, and Deepak Dobriyal, among others. But the actor says that he does not usually feel intimidated or starstruck around iconic actors. But that changed with two actors.
The cast of his newly released web series, Saas Bahu Aur Flamingo, includes Dimple Kapadia and Naseeruddin Shah. In a special conversation with OTTplay, we asked the actor if he ever felt overwhelmed by the presence of stars around him.
Varun told OTTplay, "No, not really. I am not intimidated by being around veteran actors. I enjoy meeting them because I have seen their work while growing up. I have a chat with them before we proceed to our scenes, but I do not feel overwhelmed. In fact, it becomes a challenge for me if there is a veteran actor with me, because I better bring my best game to not look like an idiot. So, I motivate myself to deliver my best. I remember when I shot my first big ad film with Katrina Kaif (for the brand Titan), even though I was a youngster, I did not feel nervous that I was with Katrina the superstar."
He continued, "Having said that, there are only two people that I was really excited to meet. One was Aamir Khan, whom I met on a film set when I shot an ad film with him. I was in complete awe of him because I have admired him since childhood. Another person is Shah Rukh Khan. I met him at a function as a youngster. He hugged me, kissed my cheek, and smiled. I was like, 'Wow!' He is so charming and special. I was really googly-eyed!"
Varun has starred in films such as Jalebi and web series like Guilty Minds.
Homi Adajania's Saas, Bahu Aur Flamingo is available to stream on Disney+ Hotstar.