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.