Varun Dhawan on ‘Kalank’: “If failure doesn’t affect me, it means I don’t love my work”


Karan Johar’s ‘Kalank’ (2019) was hyped to be one of the biggest box office hits, but even with an all-star cast, it didn’t impress the audience. Varun Dhawan, who played Zafar, opens up about how the film’s failure affected him as an actor.

Reported on DNA India, Dhawan expressed that having this failure was necessary for him, but added the blame of the film’s failure should be divided to the whole team, not just to one person. He said, “Making a film is a team effort. It’s wrong to blame it on the director and producer. And being a part of the team, I will take part of the blame as well. The film did let down people. We have collectively gone through why it didn’t work. Personally, it (failure) was important. I wanted the failure to affect me because if it doesn’t, then that means I don’t love my work.”

Dhawan shares what he looks for in a film before signing. “I choose films which I know I will enjoy doing the most. If I don’t have fun, it won’t show on screen. I am playing a street dancer in my next because I love dancers in real life. If I want something serious, I do something like October (2018). With comedy, I want to work with David Dhawan (filmmaker, also Varun’s father) because he is the best in the country. His experience will help me as an actor.”

Dhawan is currently working on ‘Street Dancer 3D’ with Shraddha Kapoor, which is slated to release in April 2020.

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