Varun sets up Oc­to­ber tryst with Delhi

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Come Oc­to­ber, and Varun Dhawan will head to Delhi to shoot for his next film, to be di­rected by Shoo­jit Sir­car. We’ve ex­clu­sively learned that the film has been ti­tled Oc­to­ber, and will be Shoo­jit’s un­usual take on a love story.

“I’m sure it’s go­ing to be a very plea­sur­able jour­ney be­tween Varun and me. For this film, I will again be col­lab­o­rat­ing with Juhi (Chaturvedi, writer), who wrote Piku, Vicky Donor, and also worked with me in writ­ing dia­logues for Madras Café,” says Shoo­jit. Right be­fore Piku, he adds, the team started work­ing on this par­tic­u­lar idea, which came from a “small news­pa­per clip­ping”.

Varun says that Shoo­jit is a di­rec­tor he al­ways wanted to work with. “I’m def­i­nitely happy and ex­cited. The amaz­ing thing about him is that he’s very sure about his vi­sion. I’ve met him just now, so I’m try­ing to get into that world, un­der­stand it and the think­ing, be­sides the way the film is go­ing to breathe and feel,” says the ac­tor.

“One thing that [Shoo­jit] has asked me and that I will do in Oc­to­ber is that I will be go­ing off so­cial me­dia com­pletely. It’s not a big deal. But when we talk of the youth, so­cial me­dia is a big com­po­nent,” says Varun. The mak­ers ap­par­ently plan to re­lease the film in around March-April 2018. “I’ll be shoot­ing again in my city, Delhi, but we haven’t ze­roed in on the ex­act re­lease date,” says Shoo­jit.

On the germ of the idea for Oc­to­ber, Shoo­jit says, “The idea came from a small news­pa­per clip­ping. Peo­ple will know what I’m talk­ing about when they watch the film. It’ll again be a very un­con­ven­tional kind of a story. There are many sto­ries that are slice-of-life and are about ro­mance and love. This is my way of look­ing at ro­mance and love. It’s my take on love.”

One thing that [Shoo­jit] has asked me and that I will do in Oc­to­ber is that I will be go­ing off so­cial me­dia com­pletely VARUN DHAWAN, AC­TOR

Ac­tor Varun Dhawan (top and above left) with film­maker Shoo­jit Sir­car

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