I RE­ALLY WISH SIDHARTH WELL: VARUN

Varun Dhawan says there’s “no truth” to talks about his tiff with Sidharth Mal­ho­tra

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Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Mal­ho­tra made their act­ing de­but to­gether with Stu­dent Of The Year (2012), and sto­ries of their bro­mance fol­lowed. But then came re­ports of their friend­ship go­ing sour. We catch up with Varun, who’s on a ca­reer high with backto-back 100 crore hits — Badri­nath Ki Dul­ha­nia and Jud­waa 2 in 2017.

Mur­murs about you and Sidharth not be­ing on good terms refuse to die down… There is noth­ing [like that]. Such talks have no truth at all. I re­ally wish him well [for It­te­faq]. I’ve heard that it’s go­ing to be an amaz­ing film. I re­ally hope that it does well [at the box of­fice] and be­comes a big­ger hit than Jud­waa 2. I hope ev­ery film does well, and why shouldn’t they?

Were you ever scared about fea­tur­ing in Jud­waa’s (1997) re­booted ver­sion? Dur­ing the ini­tial days, be­fore the shoot started, I was a bit [anx­ious]. But then I al­ways feel but­ter­flies [in the stom­ach be­fore a film]. I wouldn’t say it was more this time.

How’s your fa­ther (David Dhawan) as a di­rec­tor? Did you get scolded? Yes, he does that (laughs). But I pretty much fol­low all his instructions be­cause in any case, I am very strict about my own work and per­for­mance.

I re­ally hope that It­te­faq (Sidharth’s up­com­ing film) does well [at the box of­fice] and be­comes a big­ger hit than Jud­waa 2 VARUN DHAWAN, AC­TOR

Till ’90s, actors such as San­jay Dutt, Shah Rukh Khan and Sal­man Khan would talk their heart out. But now, ev­ery­one has to watch what they speak, es­pe­cially with the ad­vent of so­cial me­dia. Do you miss that? Ob­vi­ously, but not in a very per­sonal man­ner. As a kid, I have seen that era as well when there was no in­ter­net. I was around. But there are a lot of great things [too] that have come out of so­cial me­dia. So, you have to give it credit for that.

A few re­ports stated that you will star in Prab­hud­heva’s next, Rana From Haryana? I am a big fan of Prabhu sir, the ac­tor, di­rec­tor and dancer. But this story is to­tally fic­tional. There’s no truth [to talks about such films]. As of now, I am only do­ing [the films] Oc­to­ber and Sui Dhaaga.

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