It was a pleasing shock to catch a glimpse of Varun Dhawan in Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s Citadel, created by the Russo Brothers. Whereas the US model opened to combined critiques earlier this yr, nearer house, there may be a lot anticipation across the Indian model of Citadel that has been helmed by Raj-DK. “Ours will likely be a totally completely different [story] since it’s Raj-DK’s impartial imaginative and prescient,” begins Dhawan, as we meet up with him at a Reserving.com occasion that noticed him enjoying cricket with Zaheer Khan.
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With the spy thriller, the actor will make his OTT collection debut. He couldn’t have requested for a greater debut automobile—the Amazon Prime Video providing not solely has worldwide resonance, but in addition marks his first collaboration with Raj-DK, who’ve cracked the long-format storytelling with The Household Man, Farzi and Weapons & Gulaabs. An admirer of the director-duo’s earlier work, Dhawan claims that viewers will see a brand new side of their creativity. “Raj and DK have been a pleasure to work with. They’re legends within the streaming area, and as administrators, are great to crew up with. The viewers will see a brand new aspect to them.” Teaming up with Samantha, whom he describes as a “supportive co-star”, made the expertise extra fulfilling. “There was quite a lot of give-and-take between us. We broke the ice on the first assembly, and if you act, you type a brand new rhythm. I attempt to not work with folks if they aren’t skilled.”
On the movies entrance, Dhawan’s Bawaal acquired combined critiques, however he isn’t perturbed. “Everyone seems to be allowed to have their opinion. Bawaal did phenomenally effectively on the platform, it was topping the [platform’s viewership] charts each week. That’s not one thing we have been [orchestrating], folks have been watching it. After that, there have been discussions—some have been in favour of it, some have been towards it. That’s true of each movie. However the movie received everybody . It began a dialog. Lots of people have liked the movie, and as actors, we search validation. I believed I received sufficient validation.”