Shoojit Sircar’s October which is a story of a very different shade of love had the actors go through drills to be able to perform their roles in utmost honesty.
The makers of the film haven give many details about the movie but they had released a feeler some days back. And now, the makers have dropped Varun Dhawan’s first look from the movie. He donnes the never seen before avatar for the film.
The poster featuring Varun is giving us picture-perfect soothing vibes. Varun looks lost in his thoughts and his eyes are doing the talking for sure in this one!
This is the first time Varun has collaborated with Shoojit Sircar and is playing a very different character that he hopes is image-changing.
Varun told IANS: “Shooting this film is a life-changing experience for me as an actor and as an individual. At times, success makes us complacent and that was happening with me. Whether it is Badrinath Ki Dulhania or Judwaa 2, whatever I have done is commercially successful.
“So, as an actor I was earning money, popularity and success, but not growing creatively. There was stagnancy. Thankfully, Shoojitda came to my life at a right time because among all these commercial films, this is one film that has challenged me the most.
“As a director, what he expected me to do was difficult for me and that is when I started understanding the deeper side of acting and thought if I would be able to pull it off.”
Sircar told IANS: “I think it is really brave of Varun to take up the challenge as an actor because once you are successful in a certain genre, you tend to continue on that. But for filmmakers like me, I need participation from actors like him to experiment because I always want to make an experimental film, in terms of subject and for its execution. I need brave actors.”
Asked about what made him choose Varun, Shoojit said: “I have always changed images of actors whether it is Deepika (Deepika Padukone), Mr Bachchan (Amitabh Bachchan), John Abraham… So when it comes to Varun, we instantly connected and after our meeting, I had no doubt that I found the right cast of the film.”
Produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar, October stars Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu. A Rising Sun Films Production, directed by Shoojit Sircar the film is set to release on 13th April 2018.