While we were used to seeing Varun Dhawan in chocolate-boy roles, the actor shed his inhibitions and showed us his dark side in Badlapur which was critically and commercially acclaimed. Going along the same roots, Varun will be embracing his dark side yet again in October.
Talking about the movie with a leading daily, Varun revealed, "Both these films might be in different spaces, but October isn’t a light-hearted romantic film. It’s heartbreaking and dark, probably more niche than Badlapur."
A source in the know informed the daily, "This film is dark and he won’t have any makeup. It’s going to be very real. It’s one of the things Varun likes about the film. Shoojit (Sircar) has designed his character really well."
Earlier, about October, director Shoojit Sircar had said, "It is a genre that I have always wanted to delve in. While love and romance have been entwined with Indian cinema, there is abundance in that emotion that everyone can have their own interpretations of. Juhi Chaturvedi and I have always tried to create stories from the reflections of real life moments that we see around us. October is another effort to explore those moments out of simple situations of life."
On the other hand, Varun had said, "I have been an ardent fan of Shoojit da's work and have always wanted to work with him. October is a beautiful story in which I play a character with many layers. It's a difficult character to play. I just want to surrender to my part and show people a new side of me. Shoojit da, Ronnie and Juhi have always made good cinema I feel I feel grateful to join their team."
October also marks the debut of Banita Sandhu who has been paired opposite Varun. The prep for the movie has already begun.