Varun Dhawan has mostly worked in masala films in his career so far. The actor has claimed that only he is doing something new in Bollywood. In an interview to a Times of India, he said,
“Frankly, I sometimes feel I am the only person who is doing something new. Tell me, who else is doing comedy? Akshay Kumar is the only actor, who is actually doing comedy today. I don’t think we can think of one young actor who is doing it. I am not saying that is good or bad, they are doing great things that they think is right and I am drawn to the kind of films I like doing. But making people laugh is a gift and getting it right is tough. Yes, I am very nervous about Judwaa 2 as there’s so much hype around it already. Somewhere, there’s a tapori hidden in me. I have certain characteristics and that’s probably because of the films that I grew up watching.”
He also revealed that he does films keeping the box office perspective in his mind. “I have to do films that get offered to me, I can’t say I want to do this or that. I have heard a lot of scripts and somewhere, I thought those films won’t work; it might work for 10 people, but I don’t want to do films for just 10 people. Very often, people tell me how I should do films like ‘Badlapur’, but Sriram Raghavan (director) had that script at that time and it just fell into place. I obviously have to set a certain benchmark in my career to go all out and do just what I want to do.”
“I don’t want to burn people’s money for the sake of experimenting. I have a responsibility towards the audience and the producers who are putting their money in my film. And even if I want to do something very different, my responsibility is to make that film work at the box office. Yes, I agree that I can’t settle in one genre. I like different genres, like I would love to do an animated film at some point, but then again, I should be confident that it will work.”
Varun Dhawan is gearing up for his next release Badrinath Ki Dulhania. Also starring Alia Bhatt in the lead, the film is set to hit the screens this Friday. It is a sequel to 2014’s release Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.