Bollywood heartthrob Varun Dhawan has turned 32 today and the actor is celebrating his special day in Bangkok with his boy gang. Not to forget, his home banner has given his fans a birthday suprise by announcing an inspired version of Coolie No. 1, directed by his father David Dhawan. Add to this, Varun will be teaming up with Sara Ali Khan for the first time in the much-awaited film. Interestingly, during an interaction with a leading daily, Varun was asked to comment on how the new-age actresses feel that he is the perfect mainstream hero, to which he candidly replied, "What do I say (smiles)? I am happy and flattered. It’s a big responsibility. All of them are new and if they trust me at the start of their careers, then I have to take them past the finishing line. I do take that responsibility seriously when I share screen space with any actress for that matter."
Furthermore, he praised several of his co-stars including Shraddha Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kriti Sanon and others by saying, "I get along famously with all of them."
Meanwhile, Varun was asked what does competition mean to him since all his contemporaries, including Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal and others, are doing well. "Honestly, I am competitive. I’m not some saint sitting in the Himalayas pretending that I’m not competitive. I want to be the best. There’s no doubt about it. I’m also doing a film which has ‘No. 1’ in it. I feel the competition in today’s day and age has changed. There are so many different avenues to compete and anyone who says he’s not competitive is lying," he replied.
On the work front, Varun was last seen in Kalank, which co-starred Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sonakshi Sinha.