Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt got into the groove for Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

The press conference of the Varun Dhawan-Alia Bhatt starrer, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya was different — with balloons, and the lead actors shaking a leg. Alia sang a few lines from a song from the movie.

Varun plays Humpty Sharma, a happy-go-lucky Punjabi says: “This is our tribute to Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. It a new version of the classic. The youth today react to authority differently than they did 20 years ago. My character has a touch of the boy-next-door. He is a regular guy you see in every colony — a college-going kid who knows how to enjoy life and finds happiness with his friends and loved ones.”

Talking about her character, Alia says, “This movie is a romance. It is not a romantic comedy. My character is a Punjabi girl, full of life and not afraid to take decisions. She is also moody. The character is similar to the person I am in real life. I had a lot of fun working in this movie.”

Varun chips in, “I did some research. I was born and grew up in Mumbai and did not have much of an idea about the mannerisms of Punjabi youngster. I went to Delhi and spent time at the university to understand my character.”

Alia adds, “Sometimes during the shoot, we would find it difficult to get out of our characters. Our language and the tone of our voices would also change. The workshops conducted by the director also helped in this.” Alia enjoyed singing the songs for the movie and says. “It is amazing that these songs have become so popular across the country including Punjab.”

Varun, who is working on a movie by Sriram Raghavan, says: “The movie is different from what I have done so far. I would like to do different roles and you may see me as an action hero soon.”