‘I always look for heart and soul in a script’
Thanks to the films he has done so far, Varun Dhawan appears to be pretty well ensconced in the position of the romantic young man. He started his career with Student of The Year (2012), and his film CV includes Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania. He has done the action films Badlapur and Dishoom, too, but the romance quotient seems to be higher, as of now.
“I don’t know about that,” says Varun, “but I always look for heart and soul in a script. A film has to have soul. And when I say ‘heart’, it has to have a heart beat that literally quickens your heart beat, too, in turn.”
The actor believes that one “ought to get some feelings from the script”. He says, “It can come from anywhere [in the script] because it’s not a mathematical equation. It’s like how you narrate a story; you can narrate it in a very boring [way] or [in] the most exciting manner.”
If one doesn’t experience any emotion while watching a film, then there’s something wrong with it, says Varun. “It can be any emotion, including getting upset, feeling anger, or becoming happy… but you must feel something,” says the actor, who will soon start shooting for an “unusual” romantic drama, titled October, with filmmaker Shoojit Sircar. A part of the shoot will be done in Delhi.
“I like different genres and as an actor, I want to dabble in every genre. I can’t explain how different a love story October is going to be. I don’t know which genre this film fits into,” says Varun. “As a creative person, [for me] it’s very unusual and new. I’m excited and thrilled about it.”