It's been eight years since Varun Dhawan first stepped into showbiz with Karan Johar’s Student of the Year (2012). Now, the alumni of Johar’s fictional university has established himself with commercial cinema. However, there’s no denying his exceptional performance in October (2018) was his certificate for niche content as well.
While today people remember him as a star kid launched by filmmaker Karan Johar, the scenario would have been twisted had his father David Dhawan not intervened.
During a recent interaction, Varun made a shocking revelation as he clarified that he intended to enter Bollywood on his own terms and hard-work. Apart from that the 32-year-old actor also revealed that he had auditioned for the 2010 film 'Dhobi Ghat'
"It's true, I auditioned for 'Dhobi Ghat' and 'Life of Pi' also and my dad didn't know I was auditioning. Aamir sir then saw my audition and he called my dad. I think I didn't get rejected, my dad made sure I get rejected because he told them he's not ready. 'Mat lo usko nahi ata hai kuchh abhi'," the 32-year-old revealed in an interview.
It seems he tried to blame ‘His Misfortune’ which cascaded him towards Commercial Cinema, but he eventually landed on a massive launchpad.
Speaking on the same, he added, "I don't think you can choose your first film. It chooses you. I was looking for a film. Arjun had just got 'Ishaqzaade'. Then, 'SOTY' just happened out of the blue. So, it was like the most massive thing that could happen. I never imagined I would get a launch of that magnitude."
So far Varun has achieved humongous success with his films back to back hits and made a market and fan base of his own with the diversification in his roles.