Varun Dhawan is the next big star to make his OTT debut. Amidst speculations that the 34-year-old star will be foraying into the digital space with the Indian spin-off of the action-packed American spy series Citadel, Dhawan teased his OTT debut.
“I love it (the platform). Something big and interesting is coming. But it won’t be released this year. I am excited about it,” Dhawan said, without divulging details.
On the film front, Varun Dhawan has two releases Jug Jugg Jeeyo, a comedy-drama with Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, and Kiara Advani, and comedy-horror Bhediya, directed by Stree director Amar Kaushik. Both the films are slated to release this year.
Dhawan feels that the pandemic has made him realise that life is not all about one’s professional life. “My father has been working for so many years and has made 45-46 films and he had to sit at home. We all had to (due to the pandemic). I am much younger, we have to realise that our lives can’t only be this, we need to have other personal growth,” he told new agency PTI.
“Films are back and I have Jug Jugg Jeeyo and Bhediya coming. We have had a great time working on these two films,” he added.
The actor will be back on stage performing at the upcoming 22nd edition of IIFA Weekend and Awards, which will be held on May 20 and 21 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. While talking about it, Varun Dhawan said, “First time, I got time during the lockdown to meet and talk to a few fans, otherwise, it was about taking a selfie and all of that. I want to have a relationship with my fans where I can talk to them, understand what is happening in their life and family,” he said.
He added, “Eventually the high of fame can be felt for the initial six or eight years but after that what? It should be about touching people’s hearts. Like, how Amitabh Bachchan sir meets or greets his fans outside his house (every Sunday), it is all about having a personal connection with your fans. I would like to dedicate a couple of hours to meeting my fans like Amitabh sir or Shah Rukh or Salman sir. That is also important. It is all about giving love back to them.”
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