After three flops in a row Varun Dhawan who until 2017 had an unbroken track record of hits from Student Of The Year in 2010 to Judwaa 2 in 2017 has lately run into some rough weather with Kalank in 2019 and Street Dancer3 and now Coolie No 1 in 2020 proving to be under-performers.
Reportedly Varun has now put a freeze on signing new films and is looking at a serious revamp.
A protective filmmakers says, “Varun is a talented boy. He made a few mistakes. So what?Everyone does it.What’s the big deal? You watch him in Jugg Jugg Jiyo . He is going to bounce back.”
Varun’s well-wishers in the film industry feel Varun must stop insisting on doing solo-hero films.
“Of course he did Kalank which wasa multi-starrer. It didn’t work. But Jugg Jugg Jiyo also has Anil Kapoor . Varun needs to do more films with solid co-stars rather than try to be a all-in-one kind of super-hero. He is too young and inexperienced for that.”
Critic Raja Sen feels the best is yet to come for Varun. “Varun is a fine actor with a great presence. He’s continuing to mix what has worked for him commercially along with things that stretch him artistically. Hopefully flops will only inspire him to experiment even more as a performer.”
Says trade analyst Girish Johar, “Varun Dhawan is a fantastic actor who is not only effortless in his screen presence but also wields a lot of star power, not only the box office but amongst his fans as well.”
Girish feels Varun’s recent failures are no detriment . “His last few releases have not done as expected but that does not take anything from his acting prowess. He needs to just relook at the films he has in mind and get back to doing films which not only further consolidate his standing at the box office but also win his fans’ hearts. He is an actor and a star who cannot be held back and with time he is bound to rise higher and higher.”