Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, starring Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt, celebrated its eight-year anniversary today. The film, directed by Shashank Khaitan and produced by Dharma Productions, also marked the Bollywood debut of Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla. The team shared heartfelt notes about their time together and even fondly remembered Shukla, who died last year after suffering a heart attack.
Dhawan tweeted, “8 years of #humptysharmakidhulania a very special film but today I remember it for the time I got to spend with sid on the film,” while sharing photos with Bhatt and Shukla during the film’s promotion. He was gentle, protective, and always enthusiastic about his work and his friends.”
Varun Dhawan’s Instagram post was reshared by Alia Bhatt on her Instagram story. She also shared a few videos of fans dancing to one of the film’s songs.
Shashank Khaitan thanked the Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania team in a lengthy Instagram post. He mentioned how the film feels like it was made in another lifetime. During this time, Dhawan married, Johar had children, and Bhatt is about to become a mother, and the director remembered Shukla, saying he left them for a better place.
The note read, “#8 years of #hskd … At times it feels like yesterday and at times another lifetime… So much has happened in just 8 years … Varun got Married. Karan had babies. I had a baby. Alia got married and is about to have a baby. Many of my HOD’s who were kids then, now have babies … Okay enough of baby talk. Raj and Bhanu went on to become film Directors. We battled through Covid. Siddharth Shukla left us for a better place 👼🏼. As I write this post, I am on recce for my next film. My heart is filled with gratitude. Thank you Karan for the continuing belief in me. You truly have given me wings to fly. Aaloo seeing you soar so high, makes me so happy and proud. Wishing you the best in all the new roles you will embark. VD my brother my friend. We celebrate each others success and encourage each other through our failures. We are truly Karmic brother’s… My unbelievable cast and crew… thanking you for believing in me then and now… Loads and loads of love. My family, my strength and my biggest cheerleaders. Love you. Nals my soulmate and companion, thank you for everything and thank you for Masaya. The greatest joy I feel is opening my eyes and seeing her smile. And to my mentor Dr. Daisaku Ikeda. Deepest gratitude for selflessly propagating the law. Its because of #nammyohorengekyo that through everything I smile, I fight and feel happiness everyday.”