A youthful connect

Realistic touch

A youthful connect

Actor Varun Dhawan, who has scored a critically acclaimed dark and intense performance in ‘Badlapur’, believes that audiences these days want realistic cinema and “not a lot of fantasy” — something that Bollywood movies are known for. “I feel the people want some other type of cinema. Something more thrilling, something a little bit more realistic, not a lot of fantasy,” said Varun, whose role of a grieving family man seeking to avenge the death of his wife and child in ‘Badlapur’ met with appreciation.

   The ‘Main Tera Hero’ actor feels it’s a great time to be in the industry. “The time is now. The things that we were talking about five years back, saying to ourselves, ‘This should be done in Hindi cinema’, that time has come now. Youngsters today have started accepting new ideas; people have become broadminded,” he added.

Although the 27-year-old actor makes it “a point” to “connect with the youth” with his work, he doesn’t feel that he is a youth icon. “I don’t really know if I am a youth icon. I would like to tell the youth: please choose Virat Kohli or Sania Mirza or Saina Nehwal. Please choose these people as youth icons because my youth icons while growing up were Sachin (Tendulkar), (Rahul) Dravid, (Saurav) Ganguly.” 

“I chose sports stars as my icons because you get to learn so much from sports.” Varun’s next is ‘ABCD 2’, which also stars Shraddha Kapoor.

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