Netflix’s Jaane Jaan has emerged as an instant success within the first week of its launch, the 8.1 million viewing hours, standing tall in the Global top 10 of 52 countries is a testament to that! Among many things, Sujoy Ghosh’s cat-and-mouse thriller showcases Vijay Varma in a never seen before avatar, and it comes as no surprise that audiences are mesmerised by Vijay’s lean look, and adore him in the role as the hottest cop on the block!
Vijay Varma has continually pushed his craft as an actor; in Jaane Jaan, he takes it a step further, by immersing himself in a character that merges both physical agility and intellectual depth. To authentically portray Karan, Sujoy Ghosh’s nuanced police officer, Vijay underwent a significant physical transformation. A die-hard fan of Jacky Chan and Bruce Lee since the early days of his childhood, Vijay took inspiration from their journey and went through rigorous training to perform martial arts stunts for Jaane Jaan.
Speaking on the success of the film and audiences loving his new character, Karan, Vijay Varma shares, “I am so glad audiences have given Jaane Jaan so much love! Karan was a tough role for me to track.”
He further added, “One of the toughest scenes for me was my opening scene, where I am performing martial arts and then the face-off with Jaideep. I had undergone immense training for these stunts to look a certain way in my character. From being a couch-friendly guy to hitting the gym every morning, going for Yoga retreats, and having an extremely strict diet, I completely altered my lifestyle habits for the film. I have always admired Jacky Chan and Bruce Lee and hoped I could perform stunts like them someday, and Jaane Jaan made that possible for me! I was very excited about this transformation work and was pleased with the result. Just a little bit of vision and a whole lot of dedication can do wonders for you! And I am ecstatic that my labour of love has been showered with so much appreciation from audiences. On days like this, you know all your hard work is worth it!”