Varun Dhawan and his dad David Dhawan attended the 49th International Film Festival of India in Goa yesterday and during an interactive session, the father-son duo revealed a lot of things related to Bollywood and their journey. Varun said that he never thought of being in Bollywood as he had some other plans in life. Also, the ‘Badlapur’ actor said that he loves art movies more than masala ones.
Varun said, “I initially wanted to own a [TV] channel where I could have my own talk show where I would do stand-up comedy, my own show.”
Talking about the same, his dad David Dhawan said, “He never told me I want to become an actor. We thought he would get a job, probably in a bank.” The actor even said that he went for the auditions of ‘Dhobi Ghat’ but got rejected.
Varun said, “I loved Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Black Friday’ and all of Sriram Raghavan’s films. I was almost leaning towards there. I would have given my right hand at that time to be launched by Anurag Kashyap. I was excited to work there. Obviously, no one was taking me seriously then. I auditioned for ‘Dhobi Ghat’ but didn’t get the part.”
Mr. Dhawan then added saying that he told his son not to begin his career with movies like ‘Dhobi Ghat’. “I told him, are you mad that you are going to do a Dhobi Ghat?,” said David.
Well, David Dhawan is known for his masala comedy movies like ‘Biwi No.1’, ‘Hero No.1’, ‘Judwaa’ and others that are blockbusters. So, in that case, it is quite obvious for a father to not allow his son to do art movies.