Varun Dhawan is extremely excited about Sriram Raghavan’s Badlapur. “My character, Raghu, is one which has not been seen in Indian cinema.
The response to the trailer has been overwhelming and we are surprised at the way it has appealed to the people. I am emotionally very attached to the film.
I have not done it for money but for the audience to appreciate the film and the film-maker,” said Dhawan. Ask him if reports about him doing Rohit Shetty’s film with Shah Rukh Khan are true and he clams up. “I cannot say anything about the project. No comments.
But if there is one director I would like to work with, it is Rohit Shetty,” he retorts. But the actor confirms that he is doing a Dharma Productions film which will be helmed by Shashank Khaitan — the director of Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania in which he had played the protagonist. “Yes, I am doing the film and it will take off in 2016.
Shanshank is still writing the script. It will be different from Humpty… but let Karan Johar make that announcement,” he said adding that he does not know whether Alia Bhatt will be playing the female lead.
Dhawan will also start shooting for Sajid Nadiawala’s Dishoom, a film which will be directed by his brother Rohit. “Dishoom will be made on a very grand scale. My brother has written the script over a couple of years and I cannot wait to start shooting for it,” he says.
Ask him if that is his next film and he mysteriously says that there is something else, but he cannot talk about it. Meanwhile, except for one song, ABCD2 is complete. “After doing ABCD2, I feel like a very mediocre dancer.
The dancers who are dancing around us are the best in the country and there are others, who are best in the world. It’s been difficult but I have learnt a lot. It’s a 3D film, a visual spectacle and it has a lot of patriotism as well,” he says.