He explained that the film showcases contemporary Indian family and is devoid of melodrama that used to dominate the screen earlier.
"It is a modern-day tribute to DDLJ... it is a modern 2014 version of DDLJ... so there's no melodrama... today's youth reacts very differently to authority. So, it's not a copy... it's a humble, small tribute," Varun Dhawan told reporters Tuesday while promoting the film in Kolkata.
"This is a 2014 family film. India has progressed a lot...almost a revolution happened... the youth brought about a big change...there's a lot of fire...lots of angst... so we are bringing out that part. So we are trying to show what a modern-day family film is...” he said.
Produced by Karan Johar, and directed by Shashank Khaitan, "Humpty Sharma..." hits theatres July 11.