Varun Dhawan says October Taught him to be Sensitive

rencontre youtubeuses abonnУЉes Bollywood star Varun Dhawan said that he wants to continue seeking roles that are unique and “tear” the envelope. In an interview Varun talked in detail about his experience of shooting the film. Here are Excerpts from the interview:

conocer hombres solteros en espaГ±a Hello, am I speaking to the Supertar Varun Dhawan? (Laughs) No, this is Dan (the character from “October”). I still haven’t come out of my character. This is that kind of an experience which I can’t just leave behind.

Dan is not heroic in the filmy sense. What made you play such a character at this stage of your career?

This is what I was asked when I did “Badlapur”. I hope this question keeps coming up in my career.

You will continue to seek out roles that push the envelope?

Not just push the envelope, but ‘phado’ (tear) the envelope. I am not interested in doing unconventional roles that don’t go all the way. I don’t want to take sides as far as doing mainstream and unconventional roles are concerned.
Why should off-beat roles not be popular? When we made “October”, we knew it won’t get the audience of a “Judwaa”. It was made within the required budget. And we were not disappointed with the results.nThe collections have increased manifold., a day after the release, the audience began to increase considerably. That was very reassuring. People have connected with the film. What we see in “October” is what everyone goes through in life.

Would you be doing more such ‘tearing the envelope’ roles?

Yes, absolutely. But it has to be a character like the one in “October” who is completely honest even about his dishonesty. We all lie to others and to ourselves. But how often is the hero allowed to admit his weaknesses on screen? (Screenwriter) Juhi Chaturvedi has written the character as flawed and yes, quite annoying in the way he pushes his opinion about everything on others. Dan is quite overbearing. Yet he redeems himself finally. It proves there is a sensitive human being inside him. I loved my character’s journey.

I didn’t like the way the journey ended?

I know. A lot of people have told me it shouldn’t have ended the way it did. But this was the only way it could end. If we changed the inevitable, we would be cheating.

You’ve had cent-per cent success so far. Even your awful “Dilwale” is considered a hit. Do you think “October” will not interrupt your success spell?

About “Dilwale”, even today you will be surprised at how many people tell me they love that film. When I decided to do “October”, I put my entire soul into it. After “Badrinath Ki Dulhania” and “Judwaa 2”, I could have done another blockbuster kind of film. But I wanted to do a character who was not so high on self-confidence. Dan is a bit of an upstart. He isn’t your average hero at all. When I heard about the role, I insisted that Shoojit Sircar cast me, although he had a completely different cast in mind. Dan is just 21-22. Much younger than me.

How old are you?

I am 30. So I am actually not as inexperienced in things like illness and grieving as you might think. I’ve watched both my parents lose their parents and how it affected them. And I saw how my mother did the seva (tending) of her parents when they were ill.Somewhere, I had stored all those memories and I used it in “October”.

I believe you took a massive remuneration cut in “October”?

I wasn’t even thinking about money when I got the chance to do “October”. I just wanted to be part of this film.

What is your biggest takeaway from this film?

It has definitely taught me to be more considerate towards others. It is not just important to feel for someone. It is also important to express that feeling. This film has also taught me to be sensitive about what goes on around me. People die, people have accidents, but Life goes on. Nobody cares beyond a point. That’s really sad. Most importantly, now after doing “October”, I want to spend more time with my family.

And yet you’ve moved out of your family home into your own place?

That’s because I needed more space. And my own private space.

Did you buy your home as preparation for marriage?

Nothing like that. Of course it will happen in good time.

(With IANS Inputs)

Shoojit Sircar says Varun Dhawan was Never on his Casting List

Popular Bollywood Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, who has collaborated with actor Varun Dhawan for the first time in his upcoming film titled ‘October’, revealed that the actor was not on his casting list at all. Sircar said that he wanted a fresh face and he hasn’t seen any of Varun’s films.

Present at a promotional event for his forthcoming romantic drama film, he said that he was looking for a fresh cast. “We needed someone young and fresh, like 20 years old, so Varun Dhawan was not on my casting list at all. Also I had not seen his films. But one day he was in office and I saw him, I was aware of his image, his commercial world image, but somewhere I felt he is not like that, he is different,” said Shoojit Sircar

Shoojit found the actor perfect for his character Dan, because: “he has something different in his eyes… honesty and innocence. There is something very nice and vulnerable about him. He just doesn’t only dance and jump, there is some sensibility in him too. He is perfect as Dan, the character”.

The Vicky Donor director also said it was very brave of Varun to act in an unconventional and unusual movie. “Good thing about Varun Dhawan, despite his success with films, for him to do this kind of film, an unusual and unconventional story, that is really brave,” he said.

The film is written by Juhi Chaturvedi and produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar under Rising Sun Films banner and scheduled to release on April 13.

(With IANS inputs)

Here’s why Varun Dhawan didn’t sleep for 7 days while shooting for October

Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan will be appearing in two films- Sui Dhaaga and October, in which he’ll be essaying two contrasting roles. In October, Varun stepped into the shoes of a Delhi man while the film narrates the story about love without expectations. For Sui Dhaaga, the Judwaa 2 actor has been working hard.

Recently, the official handle of the film revealed how Varun cycled for 10 hours straight with go here Anushka Sharma riding pillion. Now, we hear that Shoojit Sircar made the lead actor Varun Dhawan go through some rigorous drills to make him get into the skin of his character.

A DNA report has claimed that Varun Dhawan was asked not to sleep for an entire week. He was required to look sleep-deprived and dishevelled for his character in the film. Shoojit, who is known for maintaining the realism in his film, asked Varun not to use any makeup and look natural. He told the young actor to deprive himself of sleep and get a maximum of 2 hours sleep in a day to attain the look.

Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar himself confirmed the report and said : rencontre femme serieuse liege “Yes I usually do this with many of my actors, used this during PINK as well. A couple of scenes with Varun required extensive emotional burst-outs, a performance that showed him quite exhausted. Depth and weight in his overall demeanour and eyes, coupled with a tired voice, so I asked him to not sleep at night prior to the scenes.”

October is Shoojit Sircar’s first film with Varun Dhawan which stars newbie Banita Sandhu in lead role. The film is expected to be release in April this year.