So far Varun Dhawan’s guest appearance in Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bharat has only been whispered about. Now we can confirm that young Dhawan, a big Salman fan, is indeed a very small but significant part of the eagerly-waited film.
Without giving away the plot—no spoilers ahead—suffice it to say that Varun appears at a very crucial juncture in the narrative.
How did the hyper-busy Varun agree to do the role?
Very simple. Salman just had to ask.And Varun left all his assignments and rushed to answer Bhai’s invitation to appear in Bharat.
Says a source close to the project, “Varun hero-worships Salman. He has done a remake of Salman’s Judwaa after seeking the senior superstar’s permission. In the remake of Hero No 1 Varun played a Hanuman bhakt and Lord Hanuman “spoke” to Varun in Salman’s voice.”
When I had asked Varun about this ‘voiced veneration’ he had rhapsodized, “Bhai is no less than God to me.”
No wonder , Varun rushed to do the guest appearance in Bharat as soon as Salman asked him.
However it was done on an understanding that Varun’s name will not appear in any of the publicity and promotion of Bharat.
“Salman wanted it to be a surprise element in Bharat.He is very fond of Varun and was most happy to have him as part of his film,” says a source.