For the third time after Mr. Lele, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Varun Dhawan has collaborated with Shashank Khaitan. The star, who is known to be bold in his choice of character, confirmed this rumor, adding, “Yes, I’m working with Shashank on his next. But I can’t announce the rest of the casting details. I’ll let Karan Johar sir do that.” And the producers officially confirmed the film a few days later. Varun experiments also with Mr. Lele on a new genre and character. The actor will be essaying the character of a typical Maharashtrian character according to a daily. To get his accent right, the actor has to receive training for the same.
“Workshops begin sometime in February and Varun is kicked to explore a new space with the film. There will be mysterious undertones to all the central characters, while the screenplay has a lot of situational humor and romance. A major chunk of the film will be shot at real locations in Mumbai,” a source confirmed this to the leading daily.
Considering the movie Mr. Lele, which goes on floors in March and shoots will begin, Varun Dhawan recently said, “Talks are on (for an action film), I’m looking to explore the comic thriller genre too in Mr. Lele. After reading the script, I called Shashank 109 times in two days.”
Meanwhile, Varun is busy with the promotions of Street Dancer 3D, which is set to release on January 24 and clashes with Kangana Ranaut’s Panga. The actor recently said about Street Dancer 3D being made into a franchise. “There is an idea, but these films need to be done for the right reasons; like in this film, we dance for a cause. Remo keeps coming up with wonderful ideas and I’m sure after two dance films, Shraddha and I will do the next one together, with Nora joining the family too,”.