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.


In an interview to Mirror (July 16), writer-duo Sajid-Farhad had revealed that they’ve written a script for Rohit Shetty, which will be an ode to the heroism of the 80s, featuring Shah Rukh Khan in a Bachchan-esque avatar. They had also said that the film will feature two younger actors.

Mirror has now learnt that Arjun Kapoor and Varun Dhawan could be roped in to play SRK’s siblings in the comic caper. Revealed a source close to the development, “It’s an outand-out comedy with a strong emotional core- classic Rohit Shetty territory. To play SRK’s chhote bhais, the makers have zeroed in on Varun Dhawan and Arjun Kapoor.”

However, the spokesperson of Shah Rukh’s production house was non-committal on the subject, saying, “We are going to make a film with Rohit Shetty in the near future. Currently, we are working on the story. Nothing else has been finalised so far.”

However our source insisted that a grand announcement will be made in the coming months. As of now, Shetty is racing against time to finish the edit of Singham Returns, which opens on August 15. The said film will only roll early next year.


Move over Naseeruddin Shah. Varun Dhawan is now practising what the veteran actor preaches – method acting. The actor drank alcohol to lend authenticity to scenes featuring him in a sozzled avatar.

Director Sriram Raghavan introduced Varun Dhawan to the painful pleasures of method acting. For two of his important dramatic sequences in Shashank Khaitan’s recently released “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania”, Varun hit the bottle.

Since Varun was off alcohol, the sudden indulgence hit him hard. It’s being said that the actor had to be physically supported by the crew as he wobbled and stumbled all over.

Varun blames Raghavan for the unscheduled spot of method acting.

“I finished shooting the first half of Sriram Raghavan’s film when I came into the climax of ‘Humpty…’ .So maybe I was a little more intense in my approach than I’d have been otherwise,” he said.

Varun’s drink went straight to his head.

“There is a scene where I had to be drunk in the climax. It was shot at 4 a.m. I took a risk and actually consumed alcohol for the scene. Can you imagine, drinking at 4 a.m.? I hadn’t had any alcohol for a while. It suddenly hit me and I was actually drunk,” he said.

Varun says he was scared as he had lost control of his body movements.

“Yes, it was scary and it was a scene staring into Ashutosh Rana’s big intimidating eyes. That scene is very precious to me,” said the actor.


With her last two releases Aashiqui 2 and Ek Villain entering the prestigious Rs 100 crore-club of Bollywood, Shraddha Kapoor is now gearing up to star opposite her childhood friend Varun Dhawan in ABCD 2.

Shraddha feels Varun, who was last seen in romantic comedy Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania, is the most versatile actor of the current generation.

“I am excited to shoot with Varun because he is not only my childhood friend but also the most versatile actor of our generation. We have grown up together in the same film environment as we used to accompany our fathers during the shoots. He is my friend first and then a co-star. I really hope that our chemistry as friends translates on-screen too,” Shraddha told PTI in an interview.

Being directed by ace choreographer Remo D’Souza and produced by Disney movies, Any Body Can Dance 2 will go on floors next month for a release next year.

Shraddha is worried about matching the high-octane energy of Varun and is currently undergoing dance workshops in Mumbai. “I am playing a professional dancer in the film. To match up to Varun’s energy level and other professional dancers in the film is a challenge for me. I am rehearsing a lot with them. ABCD 2 is a great learning experience for me as I am getting to learn how to be passionate and dedicated towards your interests,” she said.

The sequel of the last year’s 3D dance film will also see actors Prabhu Deva, Lauren Gottlieb, Punit Pathak Dharmesh Yelande reprising their roles in the film.

Shraddha credits the back-to-back success of her last two releases Aashiqui 2 and Ek Villain to her director Mohit Suri. “I am lucky that I have given two hits and I owe my success to Mohit Suri. But at the same time I have to work hard to fulfil the expectations from my fans. I just hope that all these films help me to sharpen my acting prowess,” she said.