It came to everyone as a shocker when Shoojit Sircar's slice-of-life drama October got royally snubbed at the year-end awards shows that took place in the matter of past few months. Varun Dhawan and Shoojit Sircar did get a nomination at the awards shows, but none of them managed to win any accolade. Perturbed by this, Varun Dhawan spoke to Mid-Day and urged the media to talk more and more about October and films like that.
Varun Dhawan also made it clear that he didn't do October for awards, he did it because the script clicked with him. He said, "The press needs to write about the film (not being nominated). Till date, I get at least one message a day for that movie.”
October was a welcome change for Varun Dhawan who has always done mainstream commercial films like Judwaa 2, Main Tera Hero, Student of the Year, etc. Made on the budget of Rs 30 crore, October earned around Rs 50 crore at the box office, which was termed to be a fair success. October is about a young man who falls in love with a girl who is in comatose.
Talking about his film, Varun Dhawan said, "Recently, Jacqueline Fernandez watched the film on a flight and called me to appreciate my performance. That is the royalty I am collecting.”
Varun Dhawan also added that he is happy to go to the award shows, perform and get paid for it.
October has been largely snubbed at the awards shows, but had six nominations at the Filmfare awards and two at the Screen Awards. Varun Dhawan bagged two nominations for his performance in October.
He added, "I never did October for awards. I did it because the script clicked with me. Awards will come and go. This film will stay.”