Ever since Veere Di Wedding was announced, it has been constantly talked on social media platforms. It marks Kareena Kapoor Khan’s comeback after her long 2-year hiatus. The movie has all-movie cast and it is one of the most anticipated movies of this year.
Sumeet has come a long way; he started as an artist in television, a supporting cast member in feature films to a heartthrob with TVF web series Permanent Roommates.
If you have seen the trailer, you might know that Sumeet plays the love interest of Kareena. In an interview with Indian Express, he was asked whether the presence of Sonam, Kareena or Swara made him nervous, he recounted, “I won’t say I was nervous, I was excited. The film is kind of a magnum opus. It’s a musical. I was excited to work with Shashanka Ghosh and with the three actresses who have done a certain amount of good work in the industry.”
We usually see in a movie when major star cast is involved, the supporting cast is most of the time, overshadowed. But Sumeet is confident about his character. He said, “I don’t think I will get overshadowed as I have worked really hard. Maybe I am too involved in what I am doing to think about those things.
I think once you are in a scene it really doesn’t matter what credentials your co-actor comes with. What matters is what they are doing in the scene. For this, I can say Kareena is a good co-actor as she remembers her lines and is a thorough professional.”
He, in fact, believes in evolving with his audience. He said, “As an actor, I have evolved from Mikesh to Rishabh of Veere Di Wedding. There is a change in my approach towards the characters I play. In fact, that keeps changing every three to four years because the way people consume content changes after a certain period and as an actor, it is very important for me to keep a track of the trend and evolve with my audience.”
In the interview, he was also asked what was his criteria for selecting a script. The actor answered, “I think it’s the script that has to be entertaining and appealing because if that is in a good space people might appreciate my work. If the script is not written with a pure intention of entertaining the audience then I don’t think that people will even notice me. That is imperative.”
Other than his movie projects, Sumeet is working on the second season of his superhit web series TVF Tripling.