Actor Varun Sharma of Dilwale (2015) and Fukrey (2013) fame is going places. After appearing in a travel series on television, the 26-year-old actor has donned another hat — he has directed a short film.
The actor made the most of his spare time while shooting for his next film in Europe and shot a short film based on the lines of Mr. Bean’s Holiday.
“The film is in post production stage. It was made in Budapest with one camera. I recorded and filmed everything taking place around me,” informs Varun, who has compiled moments of real people and of his own self in this short film that will be out soon.
Ask him if direction was always in his game plan and the actor confesses he never thought he could direct anything till date. “Even this journey of a short film started off in a fun manner. Once I had shot, it was only after a week when things started to look good, the idea came that we can have a story driven thing and compile sequences into a short film,” adds Varun, stating that “direction needs a lot of practice, hands-on training, experience and guidance.”
Talking more about his short film, he adds, “It’s basically slice of life of different people and the cultural differences between us as Indians. It also has perspective of us when we travel abroad and fascinating things we see, along with encountering new cultures.”
This was Varun’s first attempt at direction and if given a chance, he would love to direct in future too, however he maintains he cannot take that up as a full-fledged profession as of now. “I am very happy acting right now. I want to just go ahead mastering that act only. Direction will also happen but not soon. I will keep doing little things to hone my direction skills.”
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