2018 will be one of Varun Dhawan’s most creatively satisfying years since his arrival in Bollywood. Shoojit Sircar’s October fetched him the best reviews of his career. Sharat Kataria’s Sui Dhaaga which releases in October is guaranteed to take Varun to another histrionic peak.
But will Sui Dhaaga a film about the common man’s common dreams, as steeeped in naturalism as Kataria’s debut film Dum Lagake Haisha, get the boxoffice figures that Varun’s big blockbusters such Badarinath Ki Dulhaniya and Judwaa 2 obtained?
Chances are Sui Dhaaga will remains a lowkey earner, just like October, making this Varun’s most creatively satisfying year but also the weakest year in terms of boxoffice.
While Varun is all for doing unorthodox roles his father the blockbuster machine David Dhawan feels the numbers are vital to an actor’s career.
Says David, “I’m very proud of what Varun has done in October and Sui Dhaaga this year. But boxoffice success is very important. It is only when a film like Judwaa 2 earns the big bucks
that Varun becomes empowered to do the kind of classy work he has done in 2018.”
Chances are, Varun will now cut down on the classy and plunge into the massy.
Says a source very close to Varun, “He had decided to do one non-mainstream film every year. But in 2018 he did two offbeat films. So Varun won’t be doing any non-mainstream films next year.”