Published On: Thu, Jul 21st, 2016

Varun Dhawan eager to visit Pakistan



The emerging actor from Indian film industry, Varun Dhawan, who is gearing up for his most recent release Dishoom, is also included in that list in which a number of Bollywood celebrities have uttered their wish to cross the border and come to visit Pakistan.

He was busy in the shooting of his upcoming film and during the shoot of his movie in Abu Dhabi, which as well characterizes another Bollywood eminent actor John Abraham and Sri Lankan actress, former model, and the winner of the 2006 Miss Universe Sri Lanka pageant, Jacqueline Fernandez, the Dilwale star became good friends with his Pakistani driver, who enthused him to visit Pakistan.

Varun, who is the son of film director David Dhawan, stated to the Indian media that “For the 55 to 60 days that I was in Abu Dhabi, I was chilling with my driver there who was from Islamabad. He was 65 years old and I formed a special bond with him,”


The actor who worked as an assistant director to Karan Johar on the 2010 drama My Name Is Khan, further added that “Whenever I used to ask him about both India and Pakistan, he used to say ‘Aisa Koi Masla Nahi Hai’,” 

He continued by saying that “He would take me to the best eateries. He would also pick music of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Chitti Aayi Hai of Pankaj Udhas for me. I got a lot of inspiration from him. I had to speak Arabic in the film and I had a coach with whom I trained. But eventually, I gave my lines to my driver and told him, ‘Aap Bolo Kaise Bolna Hai’.”

Varun knows about his fan following in Pakistan and had stated that he would like to visit the country one day.

The star who has received a Filmfare nomination for Best Male Debut added that “Hindi films are loved in Pakistan and he told me that they watch all our movies and hoped that I would visit Pakistan someday. I told him that I would definitely like to come,”

He further stated “Just recently our Prime Minister visited Pakistan too. So if things become better one day, I would love to go and visit Pakistan,”

Dishoom is an upcoming Indian action-adventure film written and directed by Rohit Dhawan. The film is scheduled for a worldwide release on 29 July 2016


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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