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Varun Dhawan: Most Hindi films on infidelity have chauvinistic undertones in the garb of comedy

Varun Dhawan confessed that he is drawn to films that are more than just entertainment.

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Last Updated: 03.29 AM, Jun 16, 2022

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Varun Dhawan: Most Hindi films on infidelity have chauvinistic undertones in the garb of comedy
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Varun Dhawan considers the past two years to have been personally rewarding. During an interaction with Mid Day, the actor was asked what the one thing he had learned stood out to him. To which he said that no one knows anything, before adding that the sentiment also applies to the current state of Hindi cinema. 

He shared that since the pandemic, the box-office rules have altered. As an actor, Varun has the option of being intimidated or accepting the fact that they are all going through a transitional period. Back in the day, he had a good sense of what appealed to the crowd. Now, he is convinced that stories soaked in Indian emotions would resonate with viewers.

JugJugg Jeeyo, he believes, toes the line. Divorce is the theme of Raj Mehta's directorial, which also stars Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, and Kiara Advani. Varun explained that it's a progressive film and a thorough entertainer, complete with masala and songs. The film achieves an accurate balance of the male and female gaze and delves into everyday marital feelings. Some of the film's messages are essential viewing for men in today's world. The actor laughed out loud when he initially read the script. They gave depth to the material during the workshops.

The actor's most recent film was the tumultuous Coolie No. 1 (2020). He now confesses that he is drawn to films that are more than just entertainment. Sometimes they sit back at the end of an entertaining film and think that it's a mistake. He said that JugJugg Jeeyo is aware of this and avoids it. They have attempted to be bold with the message they want the audience to take away. In the guise of comedy, most Hindi films about adultery have chauvinistic undertones. They serve to legitimise populist thinking. They spoke about the finish a lot here.

Varun continued, saying that divorce is a huge problem in this nation. Regardless, the film's conclusion is what it is. They wanted to treat the audience with respect. From now on, the actor intends to make films that do not foster faulty thinking. When his niece Niyara was born, something in him shifted. He added that small normalizations, for example, a man can do this but a woman cannot, must be broken.

While Dhawan has maintained his image as a mainstream Hindi film hero, he has also appeared in films such as Badlapur (2015) and October (2018). On being asked if his desire to make the cash register ring discourages him from occasionally taking a chance, the actor said that Bhediya and Bawaal are his present line-up. Although they are popular films, they are directed by Amar Kaushik and Nitesh Tiwari. As a result, the drive to try new things persists. The actor will make commercial potboilers, but he would like to do more than he did ten years ago. Their commercial fares are in desperate need of an overhaul.

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