‘I al­ways look for heart and soul in a script’

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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.”

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