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Why Karan Johar compared Varun Dhawan to Jeetendra

Though he may have only two releases lined up for next year, Varun Dhawan’s name has been unofficially attached to a number of other projects. And filmmaker Karan Johar compares Varun to Jeetendra!

bollywood Updated: Dec 19, 2014 10:12 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times
Why KJo compared Varun Dhawan to Jeetendra

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Though he may have only two releases lined up for next year, Varun Dhawan’s name has been unofficially attached to a number of other projects.



The list includes a film adaptation of The Fault In Our Stars, a Karan Johar-production with Alia Bhatt, and a Hindi remake of The Intouchables (2011). Although Varun hasn’t officially been signed for any of the project yet, it has earned him the tag of the new-age Jeetendra.

"When I read in papers that Varun is doing so many films, I get surprised. According to them (media reports), I am doing eight to nine films. Karan (Johar) makes fun of me saying, 'You are the new-age Jeetuji’ because he did so many films (at one go)," says Varun.



In fact, the young actor actually had a word with the veteran star about the same. "When I recently met Jeetuji in Dubai, I asked him, ‘How many films did you do in a year, sir?’ And he said, ‘At one point, there would be 12-15 films.’ I was shocked. How much energy did Jeetuji have, and still has? He is superb," says Varun.



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Actor Jeetendra



But comparisons aside, Varun clarifies that he is working only on three projects at present. "After Sriram’s (Raghavan) film, I have Remo D'Souza’s dance-based movie, which is 50 per cent complete, following which, I will be working on Rohit’s (Dhawan; brother) film. That’s it," adds the actor.



So, won’t we see him teaming up with Alia again in Karan’s next? "I would rather have Karan make these announcements. There is a film with him for sure, but I have no say in such things. As for The Intouchables remake, there’s no clarity about the project. But Mohit (Suri; who is supposed to direct the film) and I will work together in the futue," he says.