Karan Johar Bowled Over By Sidhant Gupta's Performance In 'Jubilee', Showers Praise
All 10 episodes of 'Jubilee' are out now on Amazon Prime Video, and the show is being hailed as one of the best Indian web show ever.
It has been just two weeks since the release of Vikramaditya Motwane's web show 'Jubilee' but it is already being touted as one of the best Indian web shows. The period drama is set in the 1940-1950s era and the show tells the story of Bombay (now Mumbai) film industry. The show boasts of an ensemble cast including Aditi Rao Hydari, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Aparshakti Khurana, Sidhant Gupta, Wamiqa Gabbi and Ram Kapoor. The show was released in two parts, with first five episodes premiering on April 7, and then the final five episodes coming out on April 14.
Director and producer Karan Johar posted a poster of 'Jubilee' on Instagram, and he had some high praise for the entire cast involved.
"A slow burning, immersive , referential tale about the post independence origin and advancement of Hindi cinema…. This set piece of brilliant set pieces and performances is exquisite and twisted in equal measure… grey rules the character graphs and the unsaid is so much more powerful than the expressed dialogue…. @motwayne is an auteur … he sets up the studio world of the 40s and 50s with such clever finesse…. It took a beat to plunge into his world and when I did, succumbed to his magic and his technical crew of magicians," Karan Johar wrote on Instagram.
"All performances are praiseworthy … @aparshakti_khurana ( as never seen before ) walks the fine line of morality with such aplomb…. @aditiraohydari @prosenstar @wamiqagabbi @nandishsandhu @iamramkapoor are all so so fantastic in their portrayals! @itsamittrivedi adds to the atmospherics with his magnificent melodies," he added.
Karan Johar, however, reserved the highest praise for actor Sidhant Gupta, who played the role of Jay Khanna in 'Jubilee'.
"BUT it is in @sidhant that you find the essence, heartbeat and the soul of #jubilee…. His act that oscillates between studied awkwardness and heart wrenching intensity is the piece de resistance of this spectacular show! An ACTOR is here to stay and conquer!!!!! Congratulations Vik!!! And and my love and kudos to the entire team of the show and all at @primevideoin," wrote Karan Johar.
On Karan Johar's Instagram post, Zoya Akhtar commented: "Loving it."
"Loving it," wrote Alia Bhatt's mother Soni Razdan.
Actor Sidhant Gupta, also thanked Karan Johar for his praise, and taking to his Instagram story, he wrote: "Dean Karan, your words have an emotional value for me. Whatever little I've known you, you always gave away gratitude that you lead with and preserve and I feel it in abundance as I write this. Thankyou for being a voice that made me believe in a better world ever since I was a kid who saw Kuch Kuch Hota Hai."
'Jubilee' is set in the backdrop of Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1947 when Hindi cinema was just finding its groove.
While speaking about the show, director Vikramaditya Motwane in a statement had said: "While the series is set in that celebrated era of cinema, at its core, Jubilee is a very human story, with narrative themes that will resonate with everyone – which is what drew me to the story in the first place. We’ve painstakingly researched each aspect of the series to remain true to its era.”