Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan who is busy promoting his comedy film Judwaa 2 belives that actors such as Ayushman Khurana, Rajkummar Rao, Bhumi Pednekar are doing fantastic job and are star in making. He also revealed that his filmmaker dad David Dhawan wishes to work with National Award winning actor Rajkummar Rao who was last seen in Bareilly Ki Barfi. Talking about himself, he said that he is still not a star as it is a big word for his achievements.
"I can remember the conversation with dad, after watching Bareilly Ki Barfi that we loved watching, dad said: 'yaar this Rajkumar is such a brilliant actor, I feel like making a film with him!' and I also personally feel that they are doing something right to get that love and appreciation from audience," Varun said.
He was present at the 'Jagran Cinema Summit - Future of Cinema'. In conversation with film critic Mayank Shekhar in the concluding session he was asked about his opinion on new-age stardom. "In a year when much-anticipated films are not doing well at the box office, actors like Ayushmann Khurrana, Rajkumar Rao, Kriti, Bhumi are making differences. So far, Bhumi has acted in three films - 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha', 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha', 'Shubh Mangal Savdhan' and all of them are hits," Varun said.
Admitting that he is popular on social media, which he enjoys a lot, the Main Tera Hero actor said: "There is a little hypocrisy there. When I meet people at the public events or put out trailer or videos on social media, I get a response from thousands of people. Are they all going to the theatre? Does the love I get from social media gets translated at the box office?"
"Not all the time. But a real star is who gets that at the theatre and have a steady fan-follower for years, like Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan," he added.
Varun's Judwaa 2 which also features Taapsee Pannu and Jacqueline Fernandez will release on September 29. The movie which is a remake of 1997 flick Judwaa has been helmed by David Dhawan. Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Karisma Kapoor who worked in its original version will also do a cameo in the upcoming movie.
(With IANS inputs)