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Saif Ali Khan to produce Varun Dhawan’s next?

Looks like Varun Dhawan is in the mood to experiment. After playing a high school boy in Student Of The Year (2012), the actor will now play a mainstream character in father David Dhawan’s Main Tera Hero (MTH).

bollywood Updated: May 22, 2013 19:07 IST
Prashant Singh
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Looks like Varun Dhawan is in the mood to experiment. After playing a high school boy in Student Of The Year (2012), the actor will now play a mainstream character in father David Dhawan’s Main Tera Hero (MTH). And we have learnt that Varun, in all likelihood, will star in Sriram Raghavan’s next yet-untitled action-thriller, which will be produced by Saif Ali Khan’s Illuminati Films.

“Nothing is on paper yet because the discussions are in the initial stages. But Varun has been in talks with Sriram about it. They have had a few meetings too. It’s going to be a typical Sriram Raghavan-style thriller and Varun will start shooting for it once he wraps up MTH, which should be either by the end of the year or by early 2014,” says an insider close to the development.

At the moment, Varun is busy preparing for his father’s next directorial, which also stars Ileana D’Cruz and Nargis Fakhri. “Varun has always been a big fan of Sriram, but he is in no hurry to start work on the project because he will be busy with MTH till the end of the year. He wants to take on one project at a time,” adds the insider.

Not much is known about the story since Sriram is apparently still finishing the script. The insider adds, “None of them want to talk about it before things get finalised.” When contacted, Varun only says, “I can’t comment about it (the film) at all.”

‘I’m not dating Alia’
Varun Dhawan isn’t amused about reports linking him to his Student Of The Year (2012) co-star Alia Bhatt. A news report also suggested that he accompanied Alia to the story narration of her films too. “I’m not dating Alia. In fact, I have never dated her. I am equally close to both Sidharth and Alia; they are both my friends. But since Alia happens to be a girl, people make conjectures about us. It’s not true at all.”