This year is a big one for actor Vijay Varma who has many projects to launch. And despite the Covid scare yet again, the actor hopes things open up soon and everyone ends up having a good time in the industry as they hoped.
The actor has an exciting lineup for 2022 with movies like dear con Alia Bhatt, hurdang with Nushrratt Bharuccha and Sunny Kaushal, web series Fallen with Sonakshi Sinha, and an untitled project.
“I have work (soon) done for both media. But I’m definitely looking dear find a theatrical release because it is a theatrical film. I hope it makes its way… I can’t wait to go back and see the magic of 200 to 400 people watching it on the big screen,” he tells us.
The actor says he misses the whole process of movie premieres and the hustle and bustle of Fridays.
“I want to go back to red carpets, multi-city road shows, sitting down with the press and having press conferences. I want all those experiences again. Hopefully 2022 will help us experience that again,” he shares on a hopeful note.
The actor has done a significant amount of work in the digital space in recent times — A Right Guy, Mirzapur Season 2, Ella, Ghost Stories — but he’s still a big believer in the magic of the big screen.
“I have seen the magic of the silver screen since my childhood. As an actor, I tried it with ravine boy (2019), and Baaghi 3 which will be released in 2020 just before the Covid pandemic. I know the magic of the big screen and I miss it a little. During the brief window, I managed to watch a few movies in between when things were better and I realized how much I missed it for so long,” he explains.
Varma understands that, given the situation, it is difficult for people to go back to watching movies, but he believes that the habit will never leave the public.
“It’s about health and safety. But even with the food delivery system, people haven’t stopped going to restaurants. In the same way, cinema is about experience. That is why the old format like theater (plays) still survives because of the unique experience it has. I don’t think people will ever stop coming back to the movies.”