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Karan Johar heaps praise on Jubilee actor Sidhant Gupta, calls him ‘essence, heartbeat and soul’ of the show

Sidhant plays the role of Jay Khanna in the Vikramaditya Motwane-directed web series streaming on Prime Video

Smera Marcia Toppo Calcutta Published 17.04.23, 10:38 AM
(L-R) Karan Johar and Sidhant Gupta

(L-R) Karan Johar and Sidhant Gupta Instagram

Filmmaker Karan Johar has called actor Sidhant Gupta the “essence, heartbeat and the soul” of Jubilee in his review of the Amazon Prime Video series, which he described as a “slow burning, immersive” tale about the post-independence origin of Indian cinema.

“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,” Karan wrote on Instagram alongside a poster of Jubilee.


Sidhant was quick to thank Karan for the compliments on his Instagram story.


“Dear 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. Thank you for being a voice that made me believe in a better world ever since I was a kid who saw Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,” the 33-year-old wrote on his Instagram story.

The My Name Is Khan filmmaker was all praise for the other cast and crew of Jubilee as well. “@motwayne is an auteur … he sets up the studio world of the 40s and 50s with such clever finesse. 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 fantastic in their portrayals!,” his note read.

Vikramaditya Motwane-directed Jubilee — starring Prosenjit Chatterjee, Aparshakti Khurana, Wamiqa Gabbi, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sidhant and Ram Kapoor — is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Centred around the nostalgic 1950s era of the Hindi Cinema Industry, the first 10 episodes of the series have been released with another part coming soon.

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