Varun Dhawan is currently eagerly awaiting the release of ‘Dishoom’ on 29 July. When asked why he was doing a two-hero movie so soon after ‘Dilwale’, he said, “People have been asking me why I’m doing another two-hero film, immediately after ‘Dilwale’ (alongside Shah Rukh Khan). The fact is, the narration gave me gooseflesh and there was no way I was going to say no.”
In the movie, Dhawan plays Junaid Ansari, an Indian living in Abu Dhabi who becomes a reluctant hero when the need arises.
Talking about working with his brother, he said, “He told me he didn’t want me to be over-smart, in fact, he didn’t want to see ‘Varun Dhawan’ on his set because he saw him every day at home. He wanted the rookie cop. His brief was clear and he pushed me to deliver my 100 per cent.”
After pack up, the brothers wouldn’t interact at all. “I’d go out to dinner with my bhabhi (Jaanvi Dhawan) who was also in Abu Dhabi. For 40 days, I ceased to be a brother because I needed to be an actor,” said Dhawan.
After the release of ‘Dishoom’, Varun plans to go on a month-long multi-city Dream Tour of the US in August with Karan Johar and some other actors. After that he’ll be seen with Alia in ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ and in dad David Dhawan’s ‘Judwaa 2’.
Varun denied being part of the Abhinav Bindra biopic as “everybody is making biopics” and also turned down ‘Dil 2’ because he doesn’t want to do any more sequels.
The star added:
“More than a biopic, I’m keen to do a fleshed-out, meaty role. I’m still the clean-shaven chikna who is doing college romances. I still feel like a college student, because directors keep taking me back to college. But I have different facets to my personality, all of them thoroughly entertaining. I hope someone taps them all.”