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Varun Dhawan launches Amish Tripathi’s book cover, says doing historical films is a double-edged sword

Varun Dhawan says we are living in such times when ‘everyone is offended with everything’, but adds he would not shy away from a good script.

bollywood Updated: Jun 12, 2018 12:34 IST
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Mumbai: Actor Varun Dhawan at the launch of Amish Tripathi's book "Suhaldev" in Mumbai's Bandra, on June 11, 2018. (Photo: IANS)(IANS)

Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan, who will soon reunite with Alia Bhatt for Karan Johar’s Kalank that also features Madhuri Dixit, Snajay Dutt and Sonakshi Sinha, believes making historical films in the country is a double-edged sword as everyone is offended with everything nowadays.

Varun launched author Amish Tripathi’s first book in Indic Chronicle series -Suheldev & The Battle Of Bahraich. Asked whether actors were wary of choosing historical films, Varun told reporters, “Unfortunately, this is a double-edged sword in our country. Certain sections become upset or they say, ‘We were not consulted before this happened’,” he said.

Actor Varun Dhawan at the launch of Amish Tripathi's book Suhaldev in Mumbai. (IANS)

The actor said Amish, who has written book on Shiva and Ram, told him that he never faced any trouble over his interpretation. “I think when you do it from a good space and clean heart, 90 per cent of the times no one will be offended. But in 2018, everyone is offended with everything. Someone might see my shoe lace is open and take offence with it that I came to launch a book with my shoe laces open,” Varun added.

Varun Dhawan attends the launch of the book 'SuhelDev & The Battle of Bahraich' by Amish Tripathi. (AFP)
Varun Dhawan at the launch of Amish Tripathi's book. (IANS)

The actor said he would not shy away from exploring the subject if a good script comes his way.

“No not really. I think if you are fearful then you can’t achieve greatness. You have to take on fear head on. That’s what Amish has been doing, 20-25 per cent of our population is tribal and different castes and it is not represented that much in our literature or films.”

Historical films have always been a tricky subject for Bollywood filmmakers and most recently Sanjay Leela Bhansali faced a lot of trouble before the release of his film Padmaavat.

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