Numbers do count and he is undoubtedly the most successful actor amongst his peers. His performances have been a celebration of life and family. He has made us laugh, cry and enjoy the cinema. In his own words, his first aim as an actor is to ensure that his audiences have a good time when he is onscreen. Varun Dhawan has time and again provided his fans with ample scope for the same.
As if it was not enough, he has had performances like ‘Badlapur’ and ‘October’ to his credit that speak volumes about the whirlpool of talent that is this actor. His Instagram posts are another shot of adrenaline rush for his admirers. Whatever he does, however he does, Varun Dhawan seems to exude this youthful positive energy and charm that reverberates in each of his actions and venture.
THE NEW FLAGBEARER OF ‘HAPPY-GO-LUCKY’ CINEMA
As the father, so the son. Like his father, who is his biggest critic, Varun Dhawan has delivered a movie that has a genuine ‘happy’ feel to them. These movies like ‘main tera hero’, ‘Judwa 2’, ‘Badrinath ki Dilhaniya’, ’Dishoom’, ‘Dilwale’, ‘ABCD2’, amongst others are devoid of sly cinema or derogatory techniques of any sort. The performances of Varun Dhawan in these movies have been funny, in a very endearing way. It is said that comedy is one of the most difficult genres to perform for as an actor, as everyone cannot time their comments well. Genetics, or not, it seems to come naturally to Varun Dhawan.
THE HIT MACHINE
Varun Dhawan has delivered eleven back-to-back hits, starting from Student of the Year which was a dream launch-pad. It led Forbes magazine to list him in Celebrity India’s top 100 list, on a regular basis since 2014. Such an impressive track record with box-office numbers have eluded even the most seasoned of the stars. Somehow, the audiences seem to accept him and love him without any trepidation of comparisons or genres. Maybe it’s his looks, his personality, his movie-choices or his connect or maybe the whole-package of Varun Dhawan.
CATERING TO CONTRASTING CINEMAS
Varun Dhawan hates comparisons and loves to defy stereotypes. He has had a very interesting mixed bag of movies that have enabled him to tell interesting, but distinct stories and deliver power-packed performances simultaneously. He played a devastated husband on a revenge spree in ‘Badlapur’ and a frustrated stuck-in-hospital person with an in-coma friend in ‘October’. He has been trying various genres to let his fans enjoy his talent to the fullest. His performance of a rural married man, with ambitions in ‘Sui Dhaaga’, is another feather to his cap. These characters prove that it is not the family-name; but, Varun Dhawan’s innate acting talent that makes him the nation’s sweetheart that he is so proclaimed.
Varun Dhawan simply loves cinema. Delivering stories with telling performances is his basic passion. Like other passionate creative geniuses, he too tends to get completely engrossed within the scope of his characters and their storyline. In his own words, during the shoots of intense movies, it takes time for him to get out of the characters.
Varun Dhawan’s truth, youth, and vivacious personality attracts one and all. But, it is his friendly positive vibes as a person that helps him make and maintain friends all around. He has had a very close-knit circle of friends within the film fraternity itself including Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, amongst others. His down-to-earth personality, despite the fierce success he rides, has helped him stay grounded with out-of-the film fraternity school friends that include his longtime girlfriend Natasha Dalal.
Varun Dhawan is touted as the most extravagant and ‘complete package’ of the coming times. He has the looks like Salman Khan, body and personality like Sanjay Dutt, and dance moves and comic timings of Govinda. His passion and commitment towards his work are the cherries on the top. He is thus, one of the most bankable stars in the industry as of now.
His last project was Karan Johar’s magnum opus ‘Kalank’, a periodic drama that failed to perform so well at the box office. He is currently working on Remo Fernandez’s ‘Street Dancer 3D’ with Shraddha Kapoor and Prabhudeva. Varun Dhawan is an ace dancer with a drool-worthy physique. He is sure to rock the country with his moves in this 3-dimensional dance movie.
Varun Dhawan is reuniting with his father and Sara Ali Khan in the remake of his old-time superhit, ‘Coolie No.1 remake’. He shall also be reuniting with Karan Johar and Shashank Khaitan for ‘Ranbhoomi’. He will also be starring in an Omung Kumar directed psychological thriller ‘Five’; all ventures worthy to lookout for. Varun Dhawan apart from his talent seems to blessed with an uncanny eye for the director’s vision and storylines that shall strike the correct chord with his audiences. This cricket-loving actor seems to have no lean patch for a long time to come.