The actor in front of Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Badlapur was a relatively inexperienced Varun Dhawan. But balancing out his own experiences with the Main Tera Hero actor in Badlapur turned out to be a smooth sailing for the National Award winner.
“I saw Varun’s energy and passion on day one. I was very inspired by his energy. If he hadn’t been receptive to his character’s demands and mine, the film would have fallen apart,” he added. “Varun took the call to do the film on his own. He didn’t even consult his father (David Dhawan) about it. Once Varun took a decision he went all out to get into his character. Full marks to him,” said Nawazuddin, who played a killer in Badlapur.
“Every time I did a scene, my director reminded my character was a killer by chance. At the same time, the change in him must also be evident. I had to show him change while essentially he remained a scoundrel,” he said. “It was not easy playing this character, because he didn’t demonstrate his emotions. And since he was not very intellectually developed, he couldn’t even articulate those changes within him,” he said.