May 092018
 

On May 8, it was Varun Dhawan’s rumoured girlfriend Natasha Dalal’s birthday. The actor took to his Instagram account to share a photo with Natasha

Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal
Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal. Picture Courtesy: Instagram/varundvn

Well, May 8th was not only about Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s wedding, it was also Varun Dhawan’s rumoured ladylove Natasha Dalal’s birthday. A fashion designer by profession, Dalal turned 29 on Tuesday, and beau Varun had a beautiful birthday wish for her.

Varun Dhawan took to his Instagram account to share a story with Natasha. He shared a selfie with her and captioned it with a cake symbol. The two of them have been dating each other for a really long time. Although the couple makes several public appearances together, they have remained tight-lipped about their relationship status.

Both, Varun and Natasha Dalalalso attended the grand wedding reception of Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja at The Leela Hotel in Andheri.

There were rumours that the couple has headed for a splitsville. However, Natasha’s presence at the actor’s housewarming party put all the speculations to rest. Maybe it was just a lover’s tiff?

In fact, the actor has now become more comfortable in getting clicked with Natasha by the paparazzi. Be it a movie date or a dinner date, he is always at his casual best. Avoiding cameras are a thing of the past now!

After a phenomenal performance in Shoojit Sircar’s October, Varun Dhawan has an amazing line-up of movies, namely, ‘Sui Dhaaga’ with Anushka Sharma, and Karan Johar’s ‘Rannbhoomi’. With back-to-back blockbusters, Varun is considered to be one of the bankable actors in the current generation.

Also Read: Varun Dhawan To Marry Girlfriend Natasha Dalal This Year?

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Apr 242018
 

Birthday boy Varun Dhawan is all set to reunite on screen with frequent co-star Alia Bhatt with Kalank

Varun Dhawan
Varun Dhawan

Actor Varun Dhawan who turns 31 today, says age is just a number, the state of mind matters. The actor has already started shooting for his next film Kalank and will be celebrating his birthday on the sets. Talking about his birthday plans he says, ” Birthdays do make me happy, but I am absolutely cool about it. I feel my birthdays are more special to other people. I had to wake up at 7 am to shoot a big scene with Alia today. So, I don’t think I can celebrate a lot.

On working with Alia Bhatt again Varun Dhawan says, “Kalank is very special for Karan’s production house, as it has been in the making since 2004. It was important for us to choose the right film to come back as a pair. People expect a lot from us.” The actor who received a great response to his recent release October signs off says he is elated with the love and respect the film has got. It has been creatively satisfying too.

Also read: Varun Dhawan’s journey from a ‘star kid’ to becoming one of the most bankable actors

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Apr 242018
 

He tasted stardom right at the beginning of his career, a feat that is achieved only by a handful of stars in Bollywood. Varun Dhawan has been steadily receiving the love and affection of millions from his ‘Student Of The Year’ days. While for many debutants this might still be a dream, for Varun it’s a reality that he has been living since his debut days.

The man has enjoyed success in a manner that no other actor has. Over the time he has proved how versatile he is as an actor and has tried his hands at a variety of roles in just a little time, proving just that. 

Four out of his 10 films in his six-year-old career have already entered 100 crore club. While it took around two to three decades for the Khans and the Kapoors to reach that level of fame, Varun, on the other hand, did the impossible in a quick span of time.

Varun’s Bollywood journey actually follows a non-linear pattern. He first became a star, enjoyed the fame and then transformed into an exceptional actor, proving he was good in everything!

The First Break- ‘SOTY’

Varun Dhawan's Transformation From A Star To An Actor© dharma Productions

He started his journey with Karan Johar’s ‘Student Of The Year’. Being launched in B-town wasn’t a difficult task for him, being David Dhawan’s son. He had a godfather who had the podium set for him. Along with him, it was Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra who made their debut in the film industry in the same movie.

Millenial’s Govinda

Varun Dhawan's Transformation From A Star To An Actor© Twitter

While most debutants look for films after their first one, Varun was seen after a gap of two years with father David Dhawan’s directorial – ‘Main Tera Hero’. The film wasn’t an extraordinary one, but his comic-timing was enough to make numbers at the box office and impress the audience. Sreenath aka Seenu was different than Rohan Nanda and that was enough to give viewers a glimpse of his talent. In fact, Varun became the millennial’s Govinda.

Then Came Varun The Actor

Varun Dhawan's Transformation From A Star To An Actor© Twitter

2015, established Varun Dhawan as an actor. Well, we already knew he could deliver a commercially successful film, but with ‘Badlapur’ his image as an artist changed. He wasn’t just an entertainer anymore, he was more than that. He was an actor who understood his craft, who got into the skin of his character and connected with the audience instantly. His portrayal of Raghu, a miserable man shattered with the loss of his wife and son, out for revenge, was nothing but an example of sheer talent.

After being part of two different movies playing a rom-com role, watching him hungry for vengeance surprised many. And what made him earn peoples’ respect was the way he stood his ground despite having an actor like Nawazuddin Siddiqui against him.

When Nawaz can easily take away the spotlight from someone like SRK in ‘Raees’, doing the same with Varun wouldn’t have been difficult. But it was absolutely thrilling to see how Varun held his own, transforming from the candyfloss hero in ‘SOTY’ to a force to be reckoned with in ‘Badlapur’, one who could stand shoulder to shoulder with seasoned performers like Nawaz.

The Dancing Star

Varun Dhawan's Transformation From A Star To An Actor© Instagram

Then came Remo D’Souza’s ‘ABCD 2’ in 2015, where we saw Varun dancing up a storm and putting his heart and soul into his character. From stepping into the shoes of a professional dancer to being hailed for his performance, Varun was continuously proving the naysayers wrong that he was not just a product of nepotism. ‘ABCD 2’ was his first movie that entered the 100 crore club.

Paying The Price For Bad Scripts

Varun Dhawan's Transformation From A Star To An Actor© RedChillies

In the same year came ‘Dilwale’. A movie that marked the comeback of the iconic duo of Kajol and SRK. However, the movie tanked and the horrific script is to be blamed for it. But despite being a flop, it easily whopped 100 crores at the box office just because it was a King Khan movie.

What followed next was another movie with John Abraham. Nor did the film fare well nor was Varun appreciated for his work. As critics began attacking him for the string of flops, it was becoming evident that he was paying the price of choosing bad scripts.  

Going Big In 2017

Varun Dhawan's Transformation From A Star To An Actor© Dharma Productions

If Sreenath made us laugh, Humpty on the other side was the total filmy hero that the masses loved to watch. After ‘Main Tera Hero’ came ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’, which was a tribute to Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’. Alia Bhatt and Varun’s crackling chemistry did wonders on-screen. Not only did it get massive praise from the critics, but it also made big bucks at the box office. With this, he proved he could easily slip into different roles and do justice to the characters. This became his second 100 crore movie and then he got his third one last year with ‘Judwaa 2’. 2017 changed the entire game for Varun, making him the most bankable actor of the present generation.

The Show Goes On

Varun Dhawan's Transformation From A Star To An Actor© RisingSun

In 2018, Varun appeared in Shoojit Sircar’s ‘October’, a movie that has got the entire nation talking about his brilliant acting. The movie which released recently wasn’t a cliché sappy love story but a story of profound love. Varun is being showered with praises for his most recent work and we couldn’t agree more. And now we will be seeing him soon in ‘Sui-Dhaaga’ with Anushka Sharma.

The Check List:

Varun Dhawan's Transformation From A Star To An Actor© Twitter

Rom-Com, check!

Versatility, Check!

A Great dancer, check!

Dark roles, check!

Intense actor, check!

All in all, we can say that Varun might be a nepotism baby, but the man has come a long way from that tag proving his worth and has built his career graph on his own terms and conditions.

In a time when getting people into the theatres is a tough job, his name is enough to fill the halls up, something that even Khans can’t do anymore. He has worked hard and has shown the world that he is more than just a star kid, and is a real star indeed.

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Apr 202018
 

Shoojit Sircar’s directorial ‘October’ has been earning a lot of accolades from the audience as well as the critics. With moving performances by the lead stars of the film, fans are raving about it being Varun Dhawan’s best performance.

However, as per latest reports, Marathi filmmaker Hemal Trivedi claimed that the film is plagiarised from 2017 Marathi film titled ‘Aarti – The Unknown Love Story’, directed by Sarika Mene. As reported by a tabloid, Hemal Trivedi wrote on a Facebook post, “The filmmakers of ‘October’ never acquired any rights to the Marathi film and they never contacted Sarika.”

Sarika Mene reportedly told the daily that she wants the audience to watch both the films and be impartial towards their opinions. She revealed when she watched ‘October’ the characters that were portrayed in the film were similar to her film except for a few details which were different.

Reportedly, the Marathi film is based on the life of Sarika’s brother Sunny Pawar and his girlfriend Aarti Makwana, who was apparently paralysed in a car accident. Sarika further questioned the authenticity of the story and asked as to how the writer possibly imagined the exact events that had occurred in her brother’s private life. She also emphasised that she wants to know the origin of the idea in Shoojit’s mind about ‘October’.

When the ‘October’ team was asked about the same, the production house said that the story came from Shoojit’s personal space wherein his mother was in a comatose in the year 2004 and he took care of her. The source also revealed that they will be soon releasing an official statement in response to the plagiarism accusation.

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Apr 132018
 

Katrina Kaif and Varun Dhawan’s collaboration has been creating immense buzz ever since it was officially announced by the makers. The untitled project will be headlined by none other than Remo D’Souza, hence it was obvious that the story would be around dancing. This much-ambitious dance-based project will be reaching a new high as Remo is reportedly contemplating making it in 4-D.

During an interaction with a daily, Remo revealed how he and his team are trying to explore the 4D and IMAX space as well for their next venture. He is still learning the technology and hopes that he gets it right to use it in an appropriate way.

If we go back in time a little, we learn that Remo’s last dance-based film ‘ABCD 2’ explored the 3D space and received immense praises for the visual excellence that the movie delivered. Remo revealed that while making the film in 3D was quite laborious, however, the risk paid off as the format enhanced the movie and made it visually more appealing.

Remo is quite aware that using the latest format for his next will be much more demanding. There are a lot of elements involved, more attention to camera angles, mark of the actors has to be paid. Remo emphasises how they don’t want to compromise on the story because of the technology, so they are still toying with the idea.

Currently busy with the shoot of ‘Race 3’, after wrapping up his schedule, Remo plans to head to Los Angeles to understand the technique of 4D better.

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Apr 062018
 

Former Bigg Boss contestant, Sofia Hayat took to her Instagram account to write her thoughts on Salman Khan being imposed with 5-year jail sentence in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case

Sofia Hayat
Sofia Hayat. Picture Courtesy: Instagram/sofiahayat

Salman Khan, who got convicted by a Jodhpur court in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case, has received support from many Bollywood stars. Some of them even visited his residence to meet the superstar’s family to express their concern. However, one actress who is happy with the 5-year imprisonment sentence levied on the actor is Sofia Hayat.

Sofia Hayattook to her Instagram account to express her happiness on Salman’s decision by the court. The ex-Bigg Boss contestant has mentioned that she’s isn’t afraid of talking against Salman Khan and that the actor deserved it.

This is what she wrote:

 

Karma gets you in the end…Many people are afraid to talk against Salman because they think he controls Bollywood. Well, I no longer serve my ego and therefore am not afraid to speak up. I am so happy that Salman has gone to jail for what he has done. Animals are so important to this planet and doing what he did and then mocking it was a huge act of his own self importance. Lots of children look up to him, and he has a responsibility to the young people.What is he showing the world when he does things like this? What lessons is he giving them? That it is ok to break the law, to kill animals and then mock it because he is a celebrity? In any western country he would have been vilified for this and the drink driving deaths that he caused. He has then reinvented himself as a charitable man to try and compensate his karma. Today, India has shown that no matter who you are, if you break the law, you are no bigger than the law. I have heard so many young people in India speak about how they are afraid to go to the police about crimes committed by others because they watch the tv and see how people with money and status get away with it because they have paid off the police or the judge or the lawyers. This happened to me when Armaan Kohli paid off 2 of my lawyers so that I could not continue with the case, Dolly Bindra also told me that Armaans family are powerful enough to put drugs in my bag at the airport and I would be in Jail. I had to then drop the case as all the lawyers I hired were paid off. Today, Hindustan can stand strong and hold its head up high to the world and show them that justice is held up in India, and today, all the poor people have been shown a glimmer of hope in their own fight for justice against those who have manipulated the law. Today I can say Hindustaan Zindabaad!

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“Karma gets you in the end…Many people are afraid to talk against Salman because they think he controls Bollywood. Well, I no longer serve my ego and therefore am not afraid to speak up. I am so happy that Salman has gone to jail for what he has done. Animals are so important to this planet and doing what he did and then mocking it was a huge act of his own self-importance.

Lots of children look up to him, and he has a responsibility to the young people.What is he showing the world when he does things like this? What lessons is he giving them? That it is ok to break the law, to kill animals and then mock it because he is a celebrity? In any western country, he would have been vilified for this and the drink driving deaths that he caused.

He has then reinvented himself as a charitable man to try and compensate his karma. Today, India has shown that no matter who you are, if you break the law, you are no bigger than the law. I have heard so many young people in India speak about how they are afraid to go to the police about crimes committed by others because they watch the tv and see how people with money and status get away with it because they have paid off the police or the judge or the lawyers.

This happened to me when Armaan Kohli paid off 2 of my lawyers so that I could not continue with the case, Dolly Bindra also told me that Armaans family are powerful enough to put drugs in my bag at the airport and I would be in Jail. I had to then drop the case as all the lawyers I hired were paid off. Today, Hindustan can stand strong and hold its head up high to the world and show them that justice is held up in India, and today, all the poor people have been shown a glimmer of hope in their own fight for justice against those who have manipulated the law. Today I can say Hindustaan Zindabaad! (sic)”

Meanwhile, the others accused in the case – Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and a local, Dushyant Singh – were acquitted after being given “the benefit of doubt.”

Salman Khan shot and killed the blackbucks, from the antelope family, in Kankani village near Jodhpur on the night of October 1, 1998 during the shooting of the film Hum Saath Saath Hain. Blackbuck is an endangered animal and included in the schedule-I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act-1972. All the actors were in a Gypsy that night with Salman in the driving seat. He spotted a herd of blackbucks and killed two of them, prosecution lawyer Mahipal Bishnoi said.

Also Read: Blackbuck Poaching Case: Varun Dhawan, Arjun Rampal, Others Concerned For Salman Khan

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Mar 292018
 

A few days ago, Ranveer Singh was in news for being paid Rs 5 crore for his IPL performance. However, a latest report suggests that Varun Dhawan has marched ahead of the Padmaavat actor in terms of remuneration for performing at the IPL 2018

Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh will perform at the opening night of IPL. Picture Courtesy: Instagram/ranveersingh

Looks like the cut-throat competition amongst the younger generation in the Bollywood market has started to gain visibility. A few days ago, Ranveer Singh became the talk of the town when a daily reported that the Padmaavat actor will get paid a whopping amount of Rs 5 crore for a 15-minute performance at the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, according to a latest report in DNA, it states that Varun Dhawan’s remuneration is higher than Ranveer, courtesy – Varun’s popularity amidst the masses.

Speaking of Varun Dhawan marching ahead than Ranveer, a source informed the daily that, “recently, there were reports that Ranveer has been given around Rs 5 crore for his IPL act. But the organisers have paid Varun much more and he’s the highest paid of the lot this year. His fee is somewhere close to Rs 6 crore, although the exact figure isn’t known.”

The source gave justification for this pay structure and termed Varun’s popularity and he connects with the masses and audience of every generation. “Varun has a great connect with the masses and among all the actors from the younger generation, he has the maximum number of chartbusters in his kitty. He will be dancing to his recent hits from Badrinath Ki Dulhania and Judwaa 2, as well as other films. Jacqueline and he might also perform a few songs together.”

On the professional front, Varun is balancing the promotion of his upcoming film October while shooting for his Yash Raj Film, Sui Dhaaga. Reportedly, he will take two days off from his hectic schedule to rehearse for his Indian Premier League (IPL) performance.

Apart from Ranveer Singh and Varun, other stars performing at the opening event are – Jacqueline Fernandez and Parineeti Chopra. They are sure to make the night a glittering affair.

Also Read: Is Ranveer Singh Getting Paid Rs 5 Crore For A 15-Minute Performance At IPL?

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Mar 212018
 

After releasing the teaser of the song Thehar Ja, the makers finally launched the melodious track today

October song
Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu in October’s poster

After releasing the teaser of the song Thehar Ja, the makers of the film, October have released the full-fledged song, and it’s beautiful! The song shows the lead actors, Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu stealing glances from each other.

Watch the song here:

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“Theher Ja is a feel-good track. It talks about the emotion of love in a very simplistic manner which is why it will make it more relatable and appealing to the youth. This song is unlike the usual Bollywood romantic songs you hear and has a very European vibe to it and for that very reason it will stand out. This is my solo song and the music has been composed by Abhishek Arora and lyrics have been penned by Abhiruchi Chand. I have worked with Abhishek previously on a quite few jingles and Abhiruchi had written the lyrics for Buddhu Sa Mann (Kapoor & Sons) so there was a comfort level working with both of them,” says singer Armaan Malik.

The trailer of October starring Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu comes as a breath of fresh air amidst remakes, biopics, and high-octane action films. Varun Dhawan is seen as a sweet yet playful lad trying his luck to foray into the hospitality industry. He essays the character of a hotel management student, who is working in a five-star hotel as a trainee. Varun’s profession plays a very integral part to his character and environment in the film, which shapes up the events that follow.

Shoojit Sircar’s film starring Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhuis all about celebrating love, nature and the autumn season will release on April 13, 2018.

Also Read: Banita Sandhu: Varun Dhawan’s October girl is no stranger to the camera

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Mar 082018
 

Shoojit Sircar’s October which is a story of a very different shade of love had the actors go through drills to be able to perform their roles in utmost honesty

Varun Dhawan in October
Varun Dhawan in October

Shoojit Sircar’s October which is a story of a very different shade of love had the actors go through drills to be able to perform their roles in utmost honesty. Varun Dhawan who will be seen playing the lead character in the film had been asked to not sleep for an entire week to be able to look a certain way for his character in the film.

For a few scenes in the film, Shoojit wanted Varun to look sombre. Shoojit Sircar is known to keep his movies authentic, wanted Varun to look as natural as possible and not use makeup. He instructed Varun to not sleep for a few days or have minimum sleep of an hour or two every day for a week. Varun without hesitation followed the director’s vision and what translated on camera was spectacular.

The film has already gained immense anticipation with the distinct movie telling which the director has crafted for us again. Varun Dhawan will be seen in a very different avatar. Shoojit Sircar shares, “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 burstouts, a performance that showed him quite exhausted..depth and weight in his overall demeanor and eyes, coupled with a tired voice, so I asked him to not sleep at night prior to the scenes.”

The makers will be launching the trailer of the film early next week. Produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar, October stars Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu. A Rising Sun Films Production, directed by Shoojit Sircar the film is set to release on 13th April 2018.

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Feb 282018
 

Varun Dhawan has been shooting for Sharat Katariya’s Sui Dhaga: Made In India in Lalitpur, Madhya Pradesh

Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan has been shooting for Sharat Katariya’s Sui Dhaga: Made In India in Lalitpur, Madhya Pradesh. The actor shared a pic, of his feet soaked in a tub of hot water, on social media recently. Long hours of shoot have left him with sore feet. Occupational hazards?

Varun Dhawan
Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan plays a tailor named Mauji and co-star Anushka Sharma essays the role of Mamta, who makes a living by embroidering clothes. Their looks are bound to be a talking point given how authentic they have stayed to the milieu of the film. A film about finding love and respect through self-reliance, Sharat Katariya-directed movie Sui Dhaaga – Made in India is a heart-warming story that is rooted in the Indian milieu and celebrates the spirit of self-reliance. The film’s plot is inspired by the hugely acclaimed Make In India campaign.

Also view: Sui Dhaaga First Look: Varun Dhawan And Anushka Sharma Look Perfect As The Small Town Couple

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