Mumbai: Actor Varun Dhawan during a press conference of the 19thEdition of IIFA in Mumbai on June 12, 2018. (Photo: IANS)(IANS)
Mumbai: Actor Varun Dhawan during a press conference of the 19thEdition of IIFA in Mumbai on June 12, 2018. (Photo: IANS)(IANS)

My Sui Dhaaga character inspired by Suppandi, says Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan claims he loves reading a lot and Suppandi is his favourite character.
By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2018 01:22 PM IST

Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan has said his character Mauji in the film Sui Dhaaga is inspired from comic character Suppandi. The film stars Anushka Sharma opposite Varun who also plays a tailor in the film.

Varun essays a tailor and an office peon in the film.

On the books he likes to read, Varun said: “I read a lot of biographies... I’ve read one on Dev Anand. I love reading Suppandi. I used to read that a lot during my childhood. Even the characters I do, like right now I am playing this character of a tailor Mauji in Sui Dhaaga...there is more to him than just being a tailor as he is a peon in a shop as well. Mauji is very inspired by Suppandi.”

Varun Dhawan at the book launch of SuhelDev:The Battle of Bahraich by Amish Tripathi, in Mumbai. (PTI)
Varun Dhawan at the book launch of SuhelDev:The Battle of Bahraich by Amish Tripathi, in Mumbai. (PTI)

The actor spoke about it as he unveiled the cover of Amish’s latest book Suheldev and The Battle of Bahraich on Monday. The book, assisted by Vikas Singh, is the first with which Amish has introduced Writer’s Center in India. It will be published under Amish’s brand new series titled “Indic Chronicles”.

Varun said Shashank Khaitan, director of his next film Rannbhoomi, is a fan of Amish’s works. However, he said they will not steal his ideas, and will take permission if required.

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