Sweet October

Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan, who will be next seen in Shoojit Sircar’s October — not a love story but a story about love, according to the teaser released on Monday — has said he always tries to strike a balance between his commercial potboilers and content-driven films. 

At the same time, the actor, who debuted with Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra in Student of the Year, said he does not follow any rulebook for success. His only aim is to stay as diverse as possible in his choice of roles.

“There is no rule. You should not limit yourself as an actor. I sometimes feel like doing this or that or sometimes nothing. We have moods, feelings and I am trying to live life. I am a cinema lover, I love watching different kinds of films. It is not a conscious decision, I have been like this forever. There is no growth, if you do not try out different things. You will not evolve,” Varun told PTI.

The trailer of October shows Varun’s character Dan working in a luxury hotel, with hints of a budding romance with Banita Sandhu, and the 30-year-old actor said the fact that the film is not a “clichéd love story” excited him.

“We are not trying to break any stereotypes (of romantic Hindi films). Our film is not a clichéd love story, it is done to an extent. Now we are trying to show something new. I know the story is close to his (Shoojit Sircar’s) heart. The writing is so beautiful that I jumped in,” he said, adding that the experience of working on the project was so enriching for him that he wishes to reunite with Sircar soon.

“The beautiful thing even after doing this film is that he is still on my wishlist. There is always a message in his films. And this film too had one, which I never knew how to tell people... Subconsciously I wanted to say this. We want to say something that is right in front of you in life and we never learn from it,” Varun signed off. 


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