With the movie Jugjugg Jeeyo, veteran bollywood actress Neetu Kapoor will be making her comeback. She was last seen on the big screens alongside husband Rishi Kapoor and son Ranbir in the 2013 film Besharam. In the upcoming release, Neetu will be seen sharing screen space with Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, and Anil Kapoor. At the trailer launch of the film on May 22, the veteran actress shared that Jugjugg Jeeyo helped her after her husband Rishi Kapoor's demise.
When asked about Rishi Kapoor, Neetu simply said that he would've been extremely happy to see her upcoming movie. She further added that Jug Jugg Jeeyo is 'special' to her as it marks her return to the Bollywood film industry. She said, "I am sure he's going to be very happy seeing this beautiful film that Raj has made. This movie will always remain so special to me. This is like I am coming back in a Hindi film."
The trailer begins with the dreamy wedding celebration of the lead actors Varun Dhawan and Kiara Advani. However, as time passes by there's a rift between the couple as their relationship hits rock bottom. All they want is to divorce each other, however, it is extremely difficult for Varun to explain his marital situation to his parents played by Anil Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor. However, destiny takes a tragic turn when Varun learns his father is caught up in an extra-marital affair. Filled with love, tragedy and heartbreak, the Jug Jugg Jeeyo trailer takes audiences on a roller-coaster ride of emotions.
Neetu Kapoor, known for her films like ‘Kabhi Kabhie’, ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’, ‘Kaala Patthar’ and ‘Yaarana’, said returning to work after the sabbatical was her "best decision".
"This has been the best experience for me. It helped me with whatever circumstances I was going through. I really thank Karan and Raj for guiding me, I thank the cast for supporting me. This was a new place for me. Everyone was nice, special. I'm proud of the film," the 63-year-old actor told reporters at the trailer launch of ‘Jugjugg Jeeyo’ here.
She also thanked Karan Johar for encouraging her to resume acting with his latest production.
"I can't be thankful to anyone more than you Karan. You're the one who pushed me, told me that I have got to work. That has been the best decision for me. I'm sure he (Rishi) is going to be extremely happy. This movie is always going to be special because I'm coming back to Hindi films," the actress added.
Further, during the interaction, Neetu shared that it was a big challenge to face the camera almost after a decade. "My confidence level was zero as we started shooting the film around six months after Rishi ji passed away. Once I reached Chandigarh, I gathered a lot of courage on my own to get into the character. Before every shot, I thought I would fumble, I would not give my hundred percent, something would go wrong. I was very unsure," she explains, adding that working on the film helped her a lot," she stated.
Neetu went on to reveal that going back to work helped her get out of depression, adding that working on Jugjugg Jeeyo has been a cathartic experience for her.
Anil Kapoor, who plays Neetu Kapoor's on-screen husband in the upcoming comedy, said he was fortunate to share screen space with the star.
"It has been my pleasure and honour to work with the best - Neetu Kapoor. How lucky I am that I'm there opposite her in her comeback film," the 65-year-old said.
Dhawan called Neetu one of the finest Indian artistes and said the veteran is going to "shock" everyone with her performance in the film.
'Jugjugg Jeeyo' also stars Maniesh Paul and marks the big screen debut of social media influencer-actor Prajakta Kohli. The movie is scheduled to be released on June 24.