In a recent interaction, Varun Dhawan said that no one in the Hindi film industry has any idea of which films can be successful, yet everyone likes to be an expert.
Varun Dhawan has said he believes the number of large-scale Hindi commercial films has declined due to “Western” influences. Basking in the success of his recent release JugJugg Jeeyo, the actor also took a look at analysts and industry experts who predict the box office performance of films. Also read: Varun Dhawan on ‘starting from scratch’ after pandemic: ‘I feel like a newcomer’
Varun, who has starred in several mainstream hits such as Dishoom and Judwaa 2, recently said the industry is in transition. In the past year, many Hindi films have failed at the box office, while southern industry counterparts have been making money there.
“We have stopped making large scale masala family entertainers because we are too influenced by the West… For starters, no one knows what kind of movies will work. From the biggest producers to merchants, no one is doing that and more every week we will come out and give gyaan (knowledge) that this works, that works,” Varun Dhawan told PTI.
Varun’s JugJugg Jeeyo also stars Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor and Kiara Advani. The film has already grossed 100 crore worldwide in just over a week. Talking about how to choose movies in such an uncertain time, Varun added: “The world has changed, nobody knew Covid-19 was coming. It hit us, everything was going for a throw. So you have to do what you believe. say.”
After JugJugg Jeeyo, the 35-year-old actor has two films to offer: filmmaker Amar Kaushik’s monster comedy Bhediya and Nitesh Tiwari’s love story Bawaal. Bhedia is set in the same universe as the horror comedies Stree and Roohi, according to reports. It also stars Kriti Sanon and sees Shraddha Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor reprise their roles from the previous films. While Bawaal is still in production, Bhediya is gearing up for a November release.
(With PTI inputs)
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