Aparshakti on working with Pankaj Kapur and Dimple Kapadia in Jab Khuli Kitaab
It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but for Aparshakti Khurana, comedy comes with ease. And that’s exactly how the actor approached his role in Applause Entertainment and Shoe Strap Films’ slice of life comedy, Jab Khuli Kitaab. “Getting into the skin ficult for me. It’s a comedy and I have done a few of them to approach them with ease,” said the actor, who plays a lawyer in the film. Not many know that Khurana used to be a legal assistant to senior lawyers. “I am a lawyer in real life. I have [also] been meeting lawyers in lower courts to understand their body language. They [seem more] earthy and rooted than high court and Supreme Court lawyers.”
The film revolves around an older couple—played by Pankaj Kapur and Dimple Kapadia—seeking a divorce after being married for 50 years. Helmed by Saurabh Shukla, Jab Khuli Kitaab is a stage-to-screen adaptation of the director’s play of the same name. “I am grateful for the opportunity to work with such experienced and talented actors like Pankaj Kapur ji and Dimple Kapadia ma’am, who have perfected the craft. I have grown up watching their movies. The feeling of getting to work with them is surreal. There is so much to learn. [The hope is for] many more projects like this one,” said Khurana.