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I want everyone to feel happy after watching my films: Varun Dhawan

Young actor Varun Dhawan, whose latest Bollywood release "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania" is entertaining movie-goers, says his aim as an actor is to leave viewers "happy" after they watch his films.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 | 12:42:19 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Young actor Varun Dhawan, whose latest Bollywood release "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania" is entertaining movie-goers, says his aim as an actor is to leave viewers "happy" after they watch his films.

From "Student of the Year" To "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania" - the actor has worked with three different directors, and managed to carry out varied roles with ease. In an interview, Varun speaks about his challenges, his camaraderie with his co-star Alia Bhatt and his future projects.

Excerpts from the interview:

Q. How different was the experience of working with Alia Bhatt in "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania" as compared to the experience of working with her in your first film "Student Of The Year"?

A. Oh, very different! I actually had to change my acting style completely and unlearn a lot of things that I had applied to my characters earlier on. Both of us influenced each other's performances to a large extent. In "Humpty...", she plays a character who's a lot like me.

Q. How is her character like you?

A. I'm charged up and aggressive and a bundle of energy. I play a character who is sensitive and restrained like her. So in that sense we swapped characters. And that could only happen because we both knew one another so well.

Q. You seem to share a great comfort level with one another!

A. I am very comfortable with Alia. And I know she's comfortable with me. We understand each other so well that we forget when the camera is rolling. Alia has a terrific memory and she's brilliant with her lines, whereas I like to improvise a lot. By the time we reached the end of shooting for "Humpty...", Alia was improvising like me.

Q. Was it tougher shooting for "Humpty Sharma..." than "Main Tera Hero"?

To be very honest, I worked harder on "Humpty...". I did many workshops. I never did workshops in "Main Tera Hero". There was a lot more improvisation in my dad's film. Shashank Khaitan the director of "Humpty..." is a different school. Shashank controlled my expressions. I normally do a half-smile on camera. He showed me how to smile fully. I also delivered my lines slower, much slower.

Q. So Shashank is a different school?

A. Because he comes from a theatre background and has been a student of Naseer sir(Naseeruddin Shah), he has an authentic approach to acting. It was an enriching experience. Shashank would give me four takes. The first two takes would be the way Shashank wanted me to do a scene. Invariably, his interpretation was correct. It took me a while to understand his method of working. But I learnt a lot from me.

Q. You had three very different directors in your first three films!

A. Yes, Karan Johar, my father (David Dhawan) and now Shashank. They are all entertainers. But different kinds of entertainers. I want everyone to go back home feeling happy after watching all my films.

Q. Even Sriram Raghavan's film "Badlapur" (said to be a revenge drama)?

A. Yes, it could make the audience of a particular kind of cinema, smile. Sriram's film has taken its toll on me. And it showed during my promotions of "Humpty...". A lot of people wanted to know why I was looking depressed. Even "Humpty..." is not a comedy. It's a love story. But there's no melodrama. Even when my character is sad, he wipes his tears and moves on. That's how life is.

Q. There was news of a home production directed by your brother Rohit and produced by your dad?

A. Hopefully we'll do a film together in the future. But nothing right now.


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Posted on: 13 July 2014 at 9:55pm
Varun Dhavna will go long way .. he doe snot haver greek god looks, no great height but has all the charm and wittiness that SRK has .. he is future SRK.

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Posted on: 13 July 2014 at 12:09pm
waiting to watch HSKD
hopefully getting the opportunity this tuesday

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Posted on: 13 July 2014 at 11:13am
And you definately made your fans Happy..Loved HSKD and you were amazing as Humpty :D

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Posted on: 13 July 2014 at 6:29am
love u varun dhawan
congo for HSKD
proud of u

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Posted on: 13 July 2014 at 1:55am
he looks like kid. we want to see mature actors.. like ranveer singh ... he have mature looks...

we got bore of cutie pie looks.

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Posted on: 12 July 2014 at 10:48pm
Watched HSKD and it rocked!!!!! Continue doing such amazing films and movies! Consider me happy

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Posted on: 12 July 2014 at 4:46pm
Humpty sharma...loved it..awsome movie..varun..<3<3

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Posted on: 12 July 2014 at 11:57am
Yew are the best..

keep rocking Heart

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Posted on: 12 July 2014 at 8:57am
Loved watching HSKD.. first day second last show..:-P all actors did a fab job.. jus cudnt stop laughing.. can watch it again hopefully shud b soon...

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Posted on: 12 July 2014 at 8:42am
Proud of u Varun dear! Big smile

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