The Next Superstar Of 2018 ?
He’s amazingly endearing onscreen, no wonder he’s got this incredible fan following. And with nine back-to-back hits, VARUN DHAWAN is indeed on a roll. Will he be the newest superstar of 2018? Sumita Chakraborty finds out from Varun Dhawan himself and a w
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Just say ‘Varun Dhawan’ and watch the people around you get into an ecstatic frenzy. In fact, here is one star who in his career spanning just five years, has managed to beget a humongous fan following from all age groups. Children throng around him in droves while senior citizens rush to give him their blessings and ashirwaad. And of course, he does have a maniacal female following even to the extent of one deluded girl actually stalking him. Indeed, this actor begets immense adulation and love from people reminiscent of what superstars of yore did. Such is the popularity of Varun Dhawan, perhaps the new superstar of 2018.
Perfect Launch Pad …His launch was superlative. And why not! …After all, it was in the big Daddy of Tinsel Land, Karan Johar’s film Student Of The Year, and KJo’s super glossy flicks have a reputation of having tonnes of tear-jerking emotions, glam and glitz; and with its glossy packaging, but obviously, this film too was destined to be a super hit. And so it was! And three new stars were born – Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan. But out of the three, Varun, perhaps, got the maximum kudos - both from the critics and the audience. Not because he was a star kid – his father is the masala film king David Dhawan, one of the best directors of comedy films – so he is, in reality a product of Bollywood’s most dreaded word ‘nepotism’, a fact he, incidentally, has no problems with. But because Varun Dhawan owned every scene he was in - whether it was in a vigorous jig to the tune of Radha, romancing Alia or showing off his possessive side to her in the film. His passion, hard work and commitment as an actor showed onscreen and the
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audience just fell in love with him. Indeed, there was something about him… Perhaps it was his boyish charm, fab physique or his down-toearth demeanour, whatever it was, it worked and he had the audience eating from his hands. This young hero had touched an emotional chord of the Indian psyche, and how! In fact at that point, film critic
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Taran Adarsh had even commented that Varun is “a talent one can’t help but marvel at.” One of TV’s film opinion makers, film critic Rajeev Masand had even exclaimed: “It’s Varun Dhawan who stands out with a confident, charming turn, able to tackle both comical and vulnerable scenes with ease.” And though people went slightly OTT gushing over this new kid on the block, some cynics still preferred to take a harder look at this young man instead of heralding him as the new messiah of Bollywood just yet. But Varun did not disappoint. He proved himself with every film and he grew as an actor with every hit. Student Of The Year released in 2012 and his next film Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania with the irrepressible Alia Bhatt, was a bigger hit. Main Tera Hero, a time pass
The SOTY gang
With Alia Bhatt
With Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu