Varun Dhawan is desperate to break his chocolate boy image with his upcoming film Badlapur. He talks about the film's theme, his co-stars and Valentine's Day in a candid chat.
Does Valentine's Day have any significance in your life?
The day says love is in the air, and I like to celebrate the day. As a teenager I have had my share of crushes and would love to go the clichéd way to mark the day, that is by picking up rose flowers and cards from Archies gallery. Technology has changed things and today people barely buy cards. It's either emails or e-cards. Yet I believe nothing can beat the charm of choosing and buying cards from galleries. I will be celebrating the V day by sending across gifts and flowers but I will not reveal to whom. That's a secret.
Have you ever had a crush on a bollywood Diva? Or, fallen in love with a bollywood actress?
Not really. While bollywood has several amazing actresses, I have always liked women outside Bollywood. (Smiles)
Your upcoming movie Badlapur is about Vendetta. Are you revengeful in real life?
If in real life I were to take a revenge, I would do so by teaching the rapists amd eve teasers a lesson or two. Reading about such cases that are augmenting by the day, really worries me.
Were you ready for an A certified movie so early in your career?
I had signed the movie soon after my first film. The content of the movie in adult not just in terms of steamy scenes and violence, but also in terms of the choice of its subject. You will see how the characters grow and mature as persons. It will shake you, break you, and tell you the truths about the everyday lives of people. The subject is really bold and different, and I am game for anything that is challenging and different.
Your upcoming projects apart from Badlapur.
There are a few, but my lips are zipped. The only movie I can talk about now, other than Badlapur is, ABCD 2, which happens to be the sequel of ABCD. I have been privileged to get to work with Prabhu Deva in the film.