Has Varun modeled his 'herogiri' act on the lines of Salman Khan? That's the first thought that comes in mind if the promo of MAIN TERA HERO is any indication. Reason being that Varun is demonstrating a similar boyish charm that was Salman Khan's forte, especially in his earlier years in Bollywood. Looking at Varun in MAIN TERA HERO, it is quite obvious that the younger has studied Salman Khan quite carefully and adopted his mannerisms and body language at several places.
So be it the point where he shows his six pack abs to the manner in which he is wooing his two heroines (Ileana D' Cruz, Nargis Fakhri) simultaneously to the way he pokes fun on himself to an overall bratty persona that he brings to the fore, Varun is bringing back the memories of Salman Khan of yore.
However, there is also a different line of argument which actually involves Varun's dad and director of MAIN TERA HERO – David Dhawan.
'Won't it be just fair to actually give Davidji some good credit for all the appreciation that Varun is garnering,' questions another senior filmmaker, 'What you say as an inspired act for Varun could rather be attributed to Davidji. After all, Salman too brought his bratty side to the fore in films like JUDWAA, BIWI NO. 1, PARTNER, MAINE PYAAR KYUN KIYA and DULHAN HUM LE JAYENGE amongst others. Isn't it natural for Davidji to make Varun do something that he has extracted so very well out of Salman in last 15-20 years?'