Come to think of it, the film is pretty much the extension of his personal life. He’s from a Punjabi-Sindhi family while Deepika’s family is a proud Kannadiga. In the film he’s from a Punjabi family while Alia Bhatt’s character belongs to a Bengali family. At an event he revealed that it took time for his mother-in-law to warm up to him.
He mentioned that in the beginning,
unke palle hi nahi pada
(she didn’t understand me), but when they began spending time with each other she understood that
jaisa bhi hai, dil ka saaf hai aur ladka accha hai
(He’s a nice guy for my daughter). He also added that now his mother-in-law is one of his favourite people and he most certainly is sure he is also one of her favourite people.