Varun Dhawan: I insisted that Shoojit Sircar cast me in October


For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App I believe you took a massive remuneration cut in October? What made you play such a character at this stage of your career? A lot of people have told me it shouldn’t have ended the way it did. Q. The collections have increased manifold. Varun Dhawan’s film October released on April 13. Much younger than me. A. I hope this question keeps coming up in my career. Q. Dan is just 21-22. When we made October, we knew it won’t get the audience of a “Judwaa”. A. It was made within the required budget. And we were not disappointed with the results. Q. But it has to be a character like the one in October who is completely honest even about his dishonesty. Somewhere, I had stored all those memories and I used it in October. But how often is the hero allowed to admit his weaknesses on screen? Nothing like that. That’s because I needed more space. About Dilwale, even today you will be surprised at how many people tell me they love that film. A. And my own private space. (Laughs) No, this is Dan (the character from October). Even your awful Dilwale is considered a hit. It is not just important to feel for someone. This is what I was asked when I did “Badlapur”. Related News
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Q. A. Of course it will happen in good time. And yet you’ve moved out of your family home into your own place? A. Q. I just wanted to be part of this film. Q. Dan is not heroic in the filmy sense. I loved my character’s journey. A. That’s really sad. Nobody cares beyond a point. I am not interested in doing unconventional roles that don’t go all the way. After Badrinath Ki Dulhania and Judwaa 2, I could have done another blockbuster kind of film. Would you be doing more such ‘tearing the envelope’ roles? Q. Q. Q. When I decided to do October, I put my entire soul into it. You’ve had cent-per cent success so far. I still haven’t come out of my character. Yes, a day after the release, the audience began to increase considerably. We all lie to others and to ourselves. If we changed the inevitable, we would be cheating. And I saw how my mother did the seva (tending) of her parents when they were ill. I didn’t like the way the journey ended? He isn’t your average hero at all. But I wanted to do a character who was not so high on self-confidence. A. What is your biggest takeaway from this film? That was very reassuring. When I heard about the role, I insisted that Shoojit Sircar cast me, although he had a completely different cast in mind. A. I know. How old are you? This film has also taught me to be sensitive about what goes on around me. A. Q. Q. It has definitely taught me to be more considerate towards others. (Screenwriter) Juhi Chaturvedi has written the character as flawed and yes, quite annoying in the way he pushes his opinion about everything on others. This is that kind of an experience which I can’t just leave behind. Do you think October will not interrupt your success spell? A. A. Not just push the envelope, but ‘phado’ (tear) the envelope. Dan is a bit of an upstart. People die, people have accidents, but Life goes on. Did you buy your home as preparation for marriage? Hello, am I speaking to the Superstar Varun Dhawan? It is also important to express that feeling. You will continue to seek out roles that push the envelope? I’ve watched both my parents lose their parents and how it affected them. I wasn’t even thinking about money when I got the chance to do October. Yes, absolutely. Why should off-beat roles not be popular? People have connected with the film. 2018-04-18T13:28:07+05:30″>
Published: April 18, 2018 1:28:07 pm

Varun Dhawan completely surrendered himself to Shoojit Sircar’s film October. Most importantly, now after doing October, I want to spend more time with my family. It proves there is a sensitive human being inside him. Yet he redeems himself finally. So I am actually not as inexperienced in things like illness and grieving as you might think. I am 30. A. What we see in October is what everyone goes through in life. But this was the only way it could end. Q. Dan is quite overbearing. I don’t want to take sides as far as doing mainstream and unconventional roles are concerned.