• Tuesday, April 16, 2024


Varun Dhawan in talks to play youngest Param Vir Chakra recipient Arun Khetarpal

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By: Mohnish Singh

Biopics are in vogue in Bollywood what with several popular actors like Sidharth Malhotra, Janhvi Kapoor and Deepika Padukone having at least one such project on their platter. If all goes well, Varun Dhawan may also join the group as he is also being considered for a biopic.

According to reports, Varun Dhawan is in talks with renowned filmmaker Sriram Raghavan for a biopic on the youngest Param Vir Chakra recipient, Arun Khetarpal. Both have previously worked together on the 2015 sleeper hit, Badlapur.

As per reports, Sriram Raghavan is really keen to have Varun onboard to play Arun Khetarpal who fought during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. Dinesh Vijan, known for such hits as Hindi Medium (2017), Stree (2018) and Luka Chuppi (2019), is set to bankroll the project under Maddock Films.

“Sriram Raghavan, who has brought out a different facet to Varun’s talent with Badlapur, is extremely fond of the actor’s choices. He is currently busy finishing writing the script of his next film which happens to be a biopic. Titled Ekkis, it will be produced by Dinesh Vijan. The Gen Y star has been spotted several times at Maddock office which also was the reason why many claimed he might replace Rajkummar Rao in Stree 2. But it’s not the case. He’s being considered for this film instead,” a source in the know tells an entertainment portal.

Meanwhile, Varun Dhawan is presently busy promoting his upcoming film, Kalank. Touted as one of the biggest releases of 2019, Dharma Productions’ offering also features Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur in lead roles. Directed by Abhishek Verman, the period drama is set to hit the marquee on 17th April.

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