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Arjun Kapoor criticises me whenever he gets a chance, says Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan has proved his point with October. Both critics and the audiences have liked the film, with the Shoojit Sircar directorial doing well at the box office as well.

bollywood Updated: Apr 26, 2018 15:21 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Varun Dhawan,Arjun Kapoor,Karan Johar
Varun Dhawan in a still from October.

Varun Dhawan is riding high on the success of October. In a conversation with Rajeev Masand, he talks about the experiences he went through during the making of the film. He said, “The success of October is important because then this kind of cinema can be encouraged.”

Critics and audiences praised Varun’s performance in the film, but is he open to criticism? He said, “I am very open to criticism. Usually, I take criticism from my friends, family, Karan Johar. When you act with a lot of people, there are very few who would like to criticise you but I have got a few, like Arjun (Kapoor) would criticise me when he gets a chance, which is very often.”

He further said, “After Badlapur, I went into doing happy movies. I love entertaining audiences. But I reached a point where I lost my smile. I didn’t do any endorsements, stage shows, I just did this film (October).”

Read: October movie review: Varun Dhawan powers Shoojit Sircar’s soulful film

Varun didn’t dodge the question when Masand brought the topic of nepotism in Bollywood. He said, “I thought a lot about it before entering into this career. It was so important for me to get launched by a banner that’s not related to my father.”

Varun is now working in two projects, Sui Dhaaga and Kalank. He said, “Kalank is in the works for very long. Actually Karan wanted to make it since 2004. It’s like a pride project of Dharma. Obviously, you can’t have a title like that in 2018, but the film is not based in 2018. It’s a period film.”

One of the most bankable actors of his generation, Varun Dhawan has surprised everyone with his film choices and box office pull. Will he be able to do the same with Sui Dhaaga and Kalank as well?

Here’s the complete video interview:

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First Published: Apr 26, 2018 15:20 IST