The current gen of Bollywood has earned a lot of stars to their credit.. There was a time when people used to wonder who will take over in Bollywood as the Khans, Devgans, Kumars etc all are getting old.
Then came the likes of Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor etc in the male category to create their own space in the industry.
But if there’s anyone among them who has tasted 100% success record at the Box Office in the industry, it is none other than Varun Dhawan.
The journey started from ‘Student of the Year’ and since then, he neved needed to look back. A flurry of hits from ‘Badlapur’, ‘ABCD 2’, ‘ Main Tera Hero’, ‘October’, ‘Judwaa 2’, ‘Dilwale’ and many more, Varun hasn’t tasted failure at the BO yet.
Although his latest flick, ‘Kalank’ might be his first ‘flop’ (we hope not) courtesy all the negative reviews and bad word of mouth, Varun isn’t taking anything lightly.
In a recent media interaction while discussing on the same, Varun said –
“Alia has just one unsuccessful film [Shaandaar, 2015]. When we got chatting at that time, she told me, ‘I wish it never happens to you, but at the same time, it needs to happen as it will help you grow.’ It’s not that I am not invincible. No matter how big a star I am today, I know that whenever I do a bad film, no one will see it. My primary goal is to entertain the audience. I don’t differentiate between multiplex and single screen [the audience]. There are certain expectations when people come to see my film and I don’t want to cheat my audience.
On being further asked if success ever makes him feel complacent, he said –
“Whenever I feel I am being complacent, I will take a step back, or it will translate into bad work. It has happened to me in the past. When I am doing live events and have been unable to catch up on enough rehearsals, I improvise. I am good at live interactions and that helps distract in between my performances. When I don’t enjoy something on set, I get agitated and irritate my directors. At times, I trouble my father and he, in return, abuses the hell out of me [laughs]. I can do it with Shashank [Khaitan] and Remo [D’Souza], as we are friends. “
Well that’s the way to go about things Varun.. Not letting yourself get complacent and being proactive in your approach just the way you are. We hope you never have to taste ‘failure’.
BY SUBHOJIT GHOSH.