Impressing masses as well as critics with a mix bag of serious and light-hearted roles, actor Varun Dhawan says he is erratic when it comes to his movie choices. “I am quite erratic in my decisions. I did a Main Tera Hero then Badlapur and then suddenly a dance film, followed by a Rohit Shetty film. I would want to dabble through genres because it is exciting for me. If I keep repeating the same genre I would be bored,” said Varun.
The 29-year-old actor will next be seen in brother Rohit Dhawan’s buddy-cop movie Dishoom, alongside John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez. It will mark Varun’s first brush with the action genre and the actor considers the film a huge responsibility. Dishoom is a big responsibility, a big challenge for me. In terms of both, being a good film and a box office success. Even if you don’t want to feel (the pressure) some people make you. I want to just think if it is a good film or a bad film.
Terming it in various numbers is the producer’s job. I am on the creative side,” he said. The ABCD 2 star shared that he and his brother did not bring their personal relationship to the sets and Rohit treated him just like any other actor.
“On set I am always hyper, coming with ideas but Rohit is very well planned... He doesn’t like to break away from it. When we were shooting in Abu Dhabi, our relationship was only from the set to the end of the day. He was clear he wanted me to be Junaid and not his brother on set.” With both father and sibling filmmakers, one would expect career discussions on the dinner table, and though Varun agreed he speaks to his family about his films the last call is always his.
“There are talks but I always take my own decision and that’s why they are so erratic. I don’t follow any set path. I am quite like the pokemons. I am always on the run,” he adds. Varun says all his movies are like his babies and he is protective about them. The 29-year-old actor said working in films is the only thing he enjoys.
“I enjoy working in every film because that is the only thing I enjoy. Every film is like a baby for me, it’s like my own child. I feel protective and aggressive each time my film hit theatres,” said Varun on a promotional event of his upcoming release Dishoom.
The Badlapur star said he is not biased towards films made by his father or brother and gives his 100 percent to all the projects.
“I cannot say I enjoy working the most in that film or I cannot choose it just because of my father or brother. I will equally love my next film like my previous ones,” he added.
Varun has already worked with his director father David Dhawan in an action-romance Main Tera Hero and Dishoom is his first film with brother, Rohit, who is also a filmmaker and has previously directed Akshay Kumar and John Abraham starrer Desi Boyz. Dishoom will hit theatres this Friday.