Don’t want to do movies like Ek Villain: Varun

Published: July 10, 2014
Varun, who is now three films old, is younger than most of his contemporaries. PHOTO: FILE

Varun, who is now three films old, is younger than most of his contemporaries. PHOTO: FILE

MUMBAI: Actor Varun Dhawan, who followed up the success of his debut film Student Of The Year (SOTY) with comic entertainer Main Tera Hero and will now be seen in a romantic film Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, says he feels he’s not ready to do an intense film like Ek Villain.

Ek Villain, which released recently, stars Varun’s SOTY co-actor Sidharth Malhotra. Varun has kept away from such a role as he believes his face doesn’t suit the character and he needs to get mature for such roles.

Asked if he would have been able to pull off the protagonist’s role in a movie like Ek Villain, Varun said: “Maybe yes! If I would have got it, I would have pulled it off. But I don’t want to do something like that at the moment because my face doesn’t suit it.

“I need to [look more] mature. When I am ready to do something like that, then people should feel, ‘He is ready’,” he added. Varun, 27, also pointed out how actors like Sidharth, Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, are all older to him age-wise. “I am the youngest [among] all of them,” he said.

After Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, which releases today, Varun will be seen in Sriram Raghavan’s Badlapur.

Talking about the thriller, the actor said: “It’s an out-and-out thriller and a little twisted not commercial masala. My look is different and the film is different. We have shot the first half.”

“We are shooting in unknown areas so that nobody gets to see the looks and or get to know anything about the film,” he added. 

Published in The Express Tribune, July 11th, 2014.

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