VARUN DHAWAN ON NEPOTISM IN BOLLYWOOD: IT'S TRUE THAT YOUR ENTRY BECOMES EASIER
If he is known for his masala films, he also has a film like Badlapur to his credit. A star kid who is busy making a place for himself in Bollywood, Varun Dhawan is slowly moving up the ladder in the film industry. And the 30-year-old actor spoke at length on How To Be A Star at Mind Rocks 2017.
Excerpts from his session:
On Judwaa 2
Both the looks in Judwaa 2 are different. One is an orphanfrom Mumbai, the other one is from Britain. It's about twins, and it's specialbecause it is coming back after 20 years. My homework for this film was Angoor.Judwaa 2 is the 2017 version of Judwaa 2. It is a rebooted version. It wasreally hard to do Judwaa 2. It was mentally and physically taxing to play tworoles at one time. And since it's a David Dhawan film, making everyone laugh isimportant.
I am not a superstar, that term is given very loosely. Istill need to do a lot of hardwork. I need to do a lot of genres, and only thenyou can call me a superstar. Today's audience wants to see variety. I amworking on myself.
On doing different roles
You need to make a few choices, even if people don't like youin it. But I am trying to do different roles. I will be doing a differentfilm with Shoojit Sircar. And then a film with Anushka Sharma called Sui Dhaga. People love you andmake a star. And media perception helps to make it bigger. It's all them. I amnot doing anything.
If you love someone, you cannot be scared of it. It's a veryold school that if an actor is dating someone, it will take away from his fanfollowing.
On social media
We all get trolled all the time. Don't take it too seriously,it's not the end of the world. There are many pros and cons of social media. Ina way, it is about reaching out. A lot of things can get manipulated, so don;tbelieve all of it.
It is definitely true that your entry will be easier. Youwill get a chance to say hi-hello to a lot more people. You have to get the boxoffice returns. It could be true for one or two early films, but in the longrun, you have to deliver. No one has money to burn. It's super importantto make you own name. No one accepts mediocrity. Content is the star today, andthey want to see that. As an artist, you have to make quality stuff.
Govinda and David Dhawan combination
Govinda is inspired the entire nation with his comic timing.The best thing you can do is make someone laugh.