Actor Varun Dhawan is mostly known for his mainstream Bollywood films, but he said in an interview that he is keen to star in South Indian cinema. The actor said Bollywood should take inspiration from films like Kantara and KGF and work towards making Indian cinema shine as a whole.
The actor, who was last seen in the relationship drama JugJugg Jeeyo, will next be seen in the horror comedy Bhediya. Varun was speaking at the India Today Conclave when he expressed his desire to work in South cinema.
Varun said, “Indian films are doing really well… If Kantara is doing really well or KGF 2 or Vikram, we should seek inspiration from these films and try to work with each other. It’s best for Indian films to grow equally now. I know it sounds really easy right now because the Hindi movies are getting started right now. So maybe it’s a good time and easy answer for me to say that. I always wanted to do movies in Telugu, Tamil and Bhediya will also release in Telugu and Tamil.”
In the last few months, films from the Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada industries have been doing well both critically and commercially. Films like Pushpa: The Rise, RRR, KGF Chapter 2, Ponniyin Selvan 1 and Vikram, among others, have broken several box office records not just in their respective states but also across the Hindi speaking belt.
Varun also pointed out that even Bollywood actors are loved by the audience in the south. “I don’t know why people forget that KGF 2 also had Raveena Tandon and Sanjay Dutt in it. Why do you forget that too? They are loved over there too and we love all the actors from there too,” said Varun.
The actor said that though many people may divide them, the Indian film industry works with unity. “I’m just looking for inspiration… I think Allu Arjun is amazing and Yash has done well with KGF. Even now, if you see, Kantara, how the film has been written, directed and acted by the same person, Rishab Shetty. People may divide us but we are one country and it is a good time to collaborate because cinema in general is going through a big transition all over,” he said.
Directed by Amar Kaushik, Bhediya also stars Kriti Sanon and Abhishek Bannerjee. The film is expected to release on November 25. Apart from Bhediya, Varun will also be seen in Nitesh Tiwari’s Bawaal alongside Janhvi Kapoor.