Varun comes to Banita’s res­cue

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - FRONT PAGE - Prashant Singh

Every film star yearns for fans’ love but fan frenzy can be un­nerv­ing, too, es­pe­cially for a new­comer. Last week, new­comer Banita Sandhu, who is set to de­but in Bol­ly­wood with Shoo­jit Sir­car’s Oc­to­ber, had a first­hand ex­pe­ri­ence of fan mania. But lit­tle did she know that her co-star Varun Dhawan would be­come her saviour.

“When Varun took out Banita, (film­maker) Shoo­jit Sir­car and (writer) Juhi Chaturvedi, among others, for din­ner at a res­tau­rant in Mum­bai last week, word about their pres­ence spread and within min­utes, a huge crowd gath­ered,” shares an in­sider.

Varun could see that Banita is “new to such things” and stood up for her safety. The in­sider adds: “Banita is just 20 years old and is very new to all such hap­pen­ings. So, Varun thought that he should take her out from that place safely, and he did that quickly on his own, as he is very pro­tec­tive about her. Ac­tu­ally, no one was ex­pect­ing such a crowd to gather so quickly so Varun pri­ori­tised her safety first. He didn’t want any­thing to go wrong.”

Oth­er­wise, too, like a good co-star, Varun has been like a “con­stant guide and friend” to Banita through­out the shoot­ing sched­ules. “Varun knows the emo­tions and feel­ings of a new­comer so he has been guid­ing Banita in what­ever way he can,” says the in­sider. Varun had made his de­but in Bol­ly­wood in 2012 with Stu­dent Of The Year (SOTY).

Right from the start, the ac­tor has main­tained that Oc­to­ber is an ‘ex­tremely spe­cial’ film for him. “He al­ways wanted to work with Shoo­jit Sir­car and had said the same even dur­ing SOTY pro­mo­tions,” adds the in­sider.

Varun couldn’t be reached for a com­ment.

Ac­tors Varun Dhawan (top) and Banita Sandhu (above) star to­gether in Shoo­jit Sir­car’s up­com­ing film, Oc­to­ber

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