The Fault In Our Stars was originally a best-selling book written by John Green in 2012 that was adapted into an English film by the same name in 2014.
The English film went on to becoming a big grosser at the box office. The original film is about a young girl who is a cancer patient, who is forced by her parents to attend a support group, where she subsequently meets and falls in love with a young boy, who has also suffered from cancer. We were the first to tell you that a Hindi adaptation of this film was being made and that Homi Adajania would be directing it.
We have now exclusively learnt that Varun Dhawan and Deepika Padukone have given their consent to be a part of the film. We also learnt that while the story will remain of two youngsters, who are terminally ill patients of cancer who fall in love, the USP of the Hindi adaptation will be the humour with which this heavy subject will be dealt with. Both the actors would need to drop a few years of age in terms of their looks and will start shooting it in March 2015.
Well, all we can say is, that we eagerly await this collision of love with cancer with this interesting casting.
Tonight’s episode of The Anupam Kher Show – Kucch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai, which airs at 8pm on Colors, will see David Dhawan and Varun Dhawan talking about what makes their bond truly special.
Most people don’t know that David had dreamed of being an actor. However, after seeing actors like Satish Shah and Rakesh Bedi at the Film and Television Institute, he decided to take up editing. He says, “I had a lot of fun editing, it helped me become a director. Editor matlab kuch bhi ho sakta hai – kidhar se bhi kaat sakte ho with no rules involved. I thought it would be easier to direct movies.”
David says he shares the tales of his struggles with his son to keep him rooted. Varun agrees, saying, “Dad’s stories inspire me a lot, and I believe every word he says, because he is a man of principle.”
Varun reveals how his father has never raised a hand on him. “He has threatened (to slap) me, but has never done it. I remember when we got a new computer, I removed the spacebar button in excitement. My mother started yelling, while my brother hit me. My father got up to slap me, and then he stopped,” the young actor reveals.
Varun Dhawan considers his father David Dhawan, who directed the young actor in “Main Tera Hero”, as his true “hero”.
“Happy bday dad u are my #hero. Also, as a gift to my father I shall be shaving of my beard #followthebeard,” the “Student Of The Year” actor posted on Twitter on his father’s 59th birthday Saturday.
The movie will have SRK in the lead, but he denies media reports saying Arjun Kapoor and Varun Dhawan will also be a part of it. He states, “I may need two boys on board with SRK. However, I’m still writing the film and I have not given a narration to either Arjun or Varun, so it is unfair to use their names.”
Rohit adds, “Arjun and Varun are my boys. I knew Arjun’s mother, Monaji, personally. Also, I have high regard for David Dhawan, Varun’s dad. I will definitely work with these boys and hopefully, they will agree to work with me (laughs), but I have not finalised them for my film with Shah Rukh. Once my final draft is ready, Shah Rukh and I will take a call on the remaining cast. Till then, everything you hear is mere speculation.”
“Varun and Mohit have been friends and share a good rapport. They are going to work together. In fact Mohit has already spoken to Varun about it and the two are likely to come together soon,” said a source.
Varun Dhawan has been shooting for Sriram Raghavan’s ‘Badlapur’ over the past few weeks and sources say that during this shoot, he refused to pose for a selfie with a little boy.
A source says, “Varun was shooting at a public place and many people had gathered around to witness the shoot. In between shots, a little boy approached him to click a picture with him and Varun turned him down. The boy’s parents too were with him and they were surprised to hear his response.”
It is being said that the boy broke into tears when Varun did not agree to pose for a photograph. An eyewitness says, “The boy was very disappointed and he started crying. His parents tried to pacify him but to no avail. They were heard telling others that their kid is a big fan of the actor and that he is upset as his favourite actor hasn’t posed with him. Later on, they tried to talk to Varun, but couldn’t get around to it. After some time, Varun got word about this and he decided to pose as if it’s a formality.”
While Varun remained unavailable for comment, a close friend of the actor denies that Varun was rude towards the kid. “Varun was wearing a prosthetic and he did not want his look to be leaked out; this is why he did not agree to a photo initially. In any case, he gave in eventually and posed with his fan,” says the friend.