Having started his career in 2010 as an assistant director with the film My Name Is Khan, Varun Dhawan has come a long way with his popularity. Now he is ready for a multi-starrer Kalank, produced by Karan Johar and directed by Abhishek Verman.
"There is a huge change that has happened in the last 10 years of my career in terms of roles that I am offered. When I debuted in 'Student Of the Year', I do not think that anybody would have imagined that I am capable of playing a character like Zafar of 'Kalank'. It took me 12 films to prove my worth and to gain the confidence of producers to budget a film like 'Kalank'. But I do not blame anyone also because I was too young. People didn't think that I have emotional depth as an actor. That's when I believe that with success, we not only earn fans but the confidence to experiment," he elaborated.
Varun revealed that more than the cast, KJo is feeling the pressure since Kalank was the brainchild of his late father Yash Johar. "I think more than all of us, Karan is feeling the pressure. It is a very special film for him because it was the dream of Yash uncle to make the film. So, on one hand, it is his father's vision that is coming true, and on another, after 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...', he is coming up with such a huge multi- starrer . Of course, we are on the poster of the film so people are thinking we are feeling the pressure, but I think its Karan," Varun said.
Kalank also features Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt and Kunal Kemmu. When the film was earlier supposed to be produced by Karan's father Yash Johar, the cast was different. The character of Zafar, played by Varun, was earlier offered to Shah Rukh Khan. "I do not think Shah Rukh sir has any emotional attachment with the part that I play in 'Kalank' because he was just approached along with other actors when the makers had initially decided to make the film. In fact, Kajol and Ajay Devgn were supposed to play the parts that now Alia and Aditya are playing. But things were not materialized then," VD revealed.
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