Varun Dhawan raised a lot of eyebrows in 2015 when he shed the boy next door image and showcased his dark and gritty side in Badlapur which was directed by Sriram Raghavan. The film won him a lot of critical acclaim and huge applause from the audience. Now, here comes a good news for Varun fanatics – Varun Dhawan is on board for Badlapur 2!
Isn’t it amazing? We will witness his dark and gritty side again in Badlapur Sequel!
A source claims, “Varun has signed two big films, one is Shoojit Sircar’s next, the other one is the Badlapur 2, a sequel to Badlapur, the film will be directed by Sriram Raghavan again. He is also in talks with Sriram for another film. Varun enjoys his hit ratio and commercial successes like Badrinath Ki Dulhania, he loves to tread the dark, edgy genre and is happy to be part of Badlapur 2 again. The sequel will be based in Badlapur but it will be a completely different story and there will be nothing related to its prequel. And while the makers may repeat Nawazuddin Siddiqui again, but the lead actresses Yami Gautam and Huma Qureshi won’t be a part of the film. The shooting for both the upcoming films of Varun will start this year.”
There were rumours suggesting that Badlapur 2 will star Deepika Padukone as an anti-heroine but producer Dinesh Vijan has denied the rumours.
On this, the source stated, “A sequel to Badlapur, with a female protagonist and a completely new cast, was being planned. The producer Dinesh Vijan had spoken to Deepika about it, and she had loved the idea. But those talks fell through as the script didn’t shape up to the expectations. Film director Sriram and Varun have shared a great equation and both are keen to work together again. On June 14 Sriram will be starting his film with Ayushmann Khurrana and will start Badlapur 2 after that. Ironically, Varun’s other film is with Shoojit Sircar, the one who launched Ayushmann Khurrana.”