Several actors have resorted to method acting over the years. On Sunday, Varun Dhawan decided to do the same.
For an emotional scene in his upcoming film, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, the Bollywood actor was supposed to act intoxicated. To do an authentic job of the scene, he decided to have a few pegs of whisky.
“Varun had a few drinks, that too neat, to prepare for the scene. The idea worked, as the scene went off well. Even the director (Shashank Khaitan) praised his performance. Varun knew that he could not have managed such a natural performance without those drinks,” says an insider.
In real life, Varun is an “occasional drinker”. He doesn’t drink too often because he is a fitness freak. “If there’s a party or a special occasion, he may have one drink. But he knew that it was important for the scene,” adds the insider.After shooting for the scene, Varun was still feeling the effect of the alcohol, and hence, he slept for an hour before shooting for the rest of the scenes scheduled for the day.
Interestingly, in 2014, too, when Varun was shooting for Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, he got drunk while performing an emotional scene.
When contacted, the Bollywood actor, who has been shooting for this film in Jaipur and Kota (in Rajasthan) and Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh), says, “I had a few drinks as the scene required that kind of an effect. I was high for a while, but everything was okay.”