‘Felt numb when Dilwale was offered to me’

When director Rohit Shetty offered Dilwale to one-film-old Varun Sharma, the actor was so overwhelmed that he turned numb and could not react.

Not only the him, even his mother was also stunned to hear the news and their conversation on phone was followed by silence from her side.

“When I got to know that I will be doing Dilwale, I was numb. I called my mother and told her, and there was a two-minute silence. We both knew how big an opportunity this was. I understood she was overwhelmed too...,” said Varun.

The actor, who made his debut in 2013 film Fukrey, says his life has changed “from auditions to narrations.” 

Varun will be seen in a comical role in the romantic- action-drama and is thankful to superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who inspired him to become an actor.

“I was looking forward to knowing Shah Rukh and get to know how he works, what is his process like and how he is as a person. There are millions like me who dream about working with him some day,” he said.

“His film Baazigar really inspired me...I used to recite all the dialogues and lines as a child and he is the reason why I am in movies,” the actor said.

Varun, however, has no worries about how his career will take off after Dilwale and says audience’s appreciation matters the most to him. Dilwale also stars Kajol, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Boman Irani, Johnny Lever among others. The film is scheduled to release on December 18.
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