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Varun Dhawan on DILWALE failure, 100 crore club, fitness for DISHOOM and more

July 28, 2016 5:49:50 PM IST
By Shaheen Irani, Glamsham Editorial
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Varun Dhawan, the handsome hunk, might be too much in demand or so it seems, as the media, when invited to interview him for his upcoming movie DISHOOM, was left waiting for him and even after arriving, the actor was on call and in meetings, after which he was a part of the discussions.

But his coolness during the interview and after it (when the journalists asked him for photos) made it worth the while.

Here are some excerpts from the heart-to-heart discussion with the actor:


Do you have to go the extra mile with every film?
Every film has to have something extra today. But the most important thing in a film is emotion.

If the emotion connects - if Kabir and Junaid's camaraderie connects with the audience, DISHOOM will click.

I am playing a cop for the first time. I really respect the armed forces. If they ask me for a photograph, I go out of my way to give it to them.

So playing a character like that was a big responsibility.

John Abraham has said that he had a watchful eye on all of you on the sets and wanted you all to eat right…
Jacqueline is super fit as well. She is probably bit more disciplined than John where food is concerned. She gets her own food.

Saqib (Saleem) and I, being the age we are, eat everything and fool around.

John liked what we ate and would offer us protein bars.

When Nargis (Fakhri, who has a cameo in the film) was with us for three days, she did a good impression of John.

'Parineeti told me not to flaunt my body in ‘Jaaneman Aah' '

‘Jaaneman Aah' has got a good response from the audience…
The structure of ‘Jaaneman Aah' is from the 1990s. To do a song like that in 2016 is a new thing. That's why it has made so much noise.

I like the song because it is really danceable and has a lot of energy. But I didn't expect it to do this well.

Parineeti Chopra should get credit for it and for the way she is looking; she has worked so hard on it. She told me, “You don't show your body because if you do, people will get distracted and you will cover me in the song.”

People have really appreciated this pairing. If something interesting comes our way, we will definitely work together again.

How do you decide on your films?
The plot is the most important thing. When I first started, frivolous plot points would interest me. Today, they have to be issue-based, like DISHOOM. India's top cricketer gets kidnapped and then I am somehow in charge of getting him back. That was interesting. The character is not frivolous, he has a goal. I am playing a boy, but by the end of the film, people will feel I am a man. I love variety.

How much does the 100 crore club matter to you?
I am in my own club and enjoying myself there.

The club that I want to be in is where people say that you made a good movie, we liked it and enjoyed going for it with our kids and family.

The other clubs I don't believe in. I just want to be in the good movie club as of now.

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