If I have to do a biography on someone, it would be my Dad: Varun Dhawan


Biopics are the new found flavor of Bollywood. Every other day we have a gripping real life story unfolding on the silver screen. However, one actor who has abstained from taking on any biopic is actor Varun Dhawan, but one person whose biopic he would love to do is his filmmaker father David Dhawan. The actor said that he is scared of taking on biopics but if he had to do one, he would like to essay the role of his father on celluloid.

David Dhawan whose real name is Rajinder Dhawan is a noted filmmaker. He graduated from Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and is the numero uno director when it comes to making comedy films. His string of comedy films with Govinda in the ‘90s are still talked about today. Varun said at an event on Mumbai, “If I have to do a biography on someone, it would be my Dad. I think it would be about his early life, till the time he didn't have me.”


Speaking about biopics Varun said, “Whenever I am offered a biopic, I get scared. Most of the times, I don't want to do one. I approach even my fictional characters as biopic characters.I am playing a tailor in Sui Dhaaga - Made in India. It's not based on a particular person but it's based on my observations of common people and how they go to work." Now, isn’t that a cool way of doing things? After all an actor does bring out a fictional character live on screen, no wonder Varun has become one of the most popular and acclaimed actors of his generation. The actor was speaking at the book launch of author Amish Tripathi's new book Suheldev & The Battle Of Bahraich. 

The Badrinath Ki Dulhania actor has his kitty full with some of the biggest films. He will be next seen in Kalank, Ranbhoomi and an untitled dance film with Katrina Kaif.

Biopics are the current love of filmmakers who are vying to tell a real life story on celluloid. Previously, Mary Kom, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Dangal and MS Dhoni: The Untold Story are some of the biopics that did extremely well at the box office. Currently ’83, Salute, and biopics on badminton players Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu are in the making. Another biopic on Indian hockey player Sandeep Singh is up for release, the film is titled Soorma.

Ranbir Kapoor has been ruling the chart with his portrayal of Sanjay Dutt in the latter’s biopic Sanju.