Varun misses an entire week's sleep to be able to look a certain way in 'October'
Helmed by celebrated filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, the movie makes its entry in cinemas on 13th April.
Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan can go to any extent when it comes to getting into the skin of his character. Last seen in Sajid Nadiadwala's blockbuster comic-caper Judwaa 2, the actor is now gearing up for the release of his next flick, October. Helmed by award-winning filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, October is a story of a very different shade of love. To perfect his role in the movie, all the actors had to go through drills to be able to perform their roles with utmost honesty. Varun, who will be seen playing the lead character in the film, had been asked to not sleep for an entire week to be able to look a certain way for his character in the movie.
For a few scenes in the film, Shoojit wanted Varun to look sombre. Shoojit Sircar is known to keep his movies authentic, wanted Varun to look as natural as possible and not use makeup. He instructed Varun to not sleep for a few days or have the minimum sleep of an hour or two every day for a week. Varun without hesitation followed the director’s vision and what translated on camera was spectacular.
The film has already gained immense anticipation with the distinct movie telling which the director has crafted for us again. Varun Dhawan will be seen in a very different avatar.
Shoojit Sircar shares, "Yes I usually do this with many of my actors, used this during PINK as well. A couple of scenes with Varun required extensive emotional burst out, a performance that showed him quite exhausted... depth and weight in his overall demeanour and eyes, coupled with a tired voice, so I asked him to not sleep at night prior to the scenes."
The makers will be launching the trailer of the film early next week.
Produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar, October stars Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu in principal roles. A Rising Sun Films Production, the Shoojit Sircar directorial arrives in cinemas on 13th April 2018.