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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I’m very care­ful when I choose my films. Like­wise, I’m happy these fab­u­lous di­rec­tors picked me to act in their films.

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

If some­one acts teda (crooked) with me, I act dou­bly teda.

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

The me­dia has given me six fic­tional girl­friends.

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

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