Varun Dhawan on a roll, gears up to shoot four back-to-back films from November


Varun Dhawan is currently in the vacation mood as he is lapping up the sun in The Maldives after a quick family trip to Goa. However, reportedly, this vacation is just the calm before the storm as the actor has four back-to-back shoots with films belonging to different genres lined up.

The first project that Varun will start shooting by mid-November will be director Raj Mehta’s next which romantically pairs him up with Kiara Advani. The film also has Neetu Kapoor and Anil Kapoor in pivotal roles and is a comedy-drama. A leading daily quoted a source, “The film is tentatively titled Jug Jug Jiyo and is a dramedy that revolves around the lives of two couples of different generations, played by Varun and Kiara, Anil and Neetu. The situational comedy, spun around a North Indian family promises to be a riot, with the older couple’s strained relationship bringing lots of laughs.” The film will be shot in Chandigarh, Mumbai and abroad. Another A-lister is expected to join the gang soon.

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After wrapping up Jug Jug Jiyo, Varun will kickstart Amar Kaushik’s horror-comedy Bhediya. The film will have Shraddha Kapoor reuniting with him. Revealing details about Bhediya, the daily quoted a source, “It’s diametrically opposite to what Amar did in Stree. This one is more like a dark monster comedy. The shoot will commence early next year in Mumbai. Not just Varun, but even his filmmakerfather, David Dhawan, loves the subject.”

After Bhediya, Varun will work on Sajid Nadiadwala’s action film Sanki which will see him as a larger-than-life action hero. Rajat Arora has written the script for the film. The source said, “It’s an unabashed commercial entertainer with action, drama and comedy. Varun will try his hand at playing a larger-than-life action hero in this one. The film begins in mid-2021.”

He will once again team up with Sriram Raghavan for a biopic on Arun Kheterpal. The film has been titled Ekkis. The source said, “Ekkis is a period war film which requires multiple people on the set, with real action scenes set against tanks, crowds, and guns. They don’t want to risk by shooting a film of that scale in the middle of a pandemic and hence, Varun has decided to get a line up in place that will be devoid of big crowd scenes.” The film was supposed to go on the floors in May but due to the pandemic was pushed ahead.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)