Actor Vijay Varma is building on the success of his recent release Darlings, which also starred Alia Bhatt and Shefali Shah. Meanwhile, he shared new behind-the-scenes pictures from the sets on his Instagram handle. He also revealed how he has been receiving negative comments on the internet since the release. (Also read: Alia Bhatt finally shows off her baby bump,
In the pictures, Vijay dressed up as Hamza, his character from Darlings, is seen busy looking at his phone. While in one picture he looked at the camera, in another he stretched out his arms amid a busy film schedule. In the film, he played the role of an abusive and alcoholic husband, Hamza, who is a ticket checker in the Indian Railways.
Sharing the pictures, Vijay wrote, “Hamza is sick of reading all the online hate getting #darlings BTS.” Responding to him, a user wrote in the comment, ‘I hate your character Hamza in this film which shows how good you were. “Hate your character, love you,” added another. “Hate well deserved! What a great performance Vijay.” Someone else commented.
Darlings is a dark comedy that focuses on domestic violence against women in the society. In the film, Alia appears as Badru, a homemaker who loves her abusive husband beyond imagination. Despite being beaten up every other day, she hopes her husband Hamza will change once he quits. It is co-produced by Gauri Khan, Alia Bhatt and Gaurav Verma.
Hindustan Times’ review of the film read, “The husband is an alcoholic who has no remorse for assaulting his wife every night, the wife is in love with the man and doesn’t mind cooking breakfast – the staple bun omelet – Every morning there are bruises everywhere for him – This may be a regular occurrence in many Indian homes, but it is rarely talked about how it should be done. Topics like domestic violence for dark comedy It’s not ideal to pick but Darlings starring Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah and Vijay Varma manages to hit the nail on the head.