Varun Dhawan approached to star in the Hindi remake of Atlee's Tamil film 'Theri' starring Thalapathy Vijay?
Varun Dhawan, ever since his debut with Student Of The Year in 2012, has established himself as a bankable and an audience favourite star. Be it showcasing his rugged side in thrillers to leaving behind an impact with his comic timing, the actor has done it all. With an array of interesting projects belonging to different genres already lined up, Varun appears to gear up to explore new territory with an out-and-out actioner. Well, yes. According to a report on an entertainment portal, the Kalank actor has been approached for the Hindi remake of South filmmaker Atlee Kumar's Theri. A source close to the development told that Varun has shown interest in the film. Atlee, who is making headlines for his rumoured collaboration with Shah Rukh Khan for his next, delivered a dark yet masala action thriller with Theri starring Vijay.
"Varun Dhawan has been approached for the Theri remake and he seems interested. It was directed by Atlee, who we all know by now, is working on a script for superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Theri is a bit dark but is overall a complete masala action fare. Varun has established himself as a complete entertainer but hasn't done an out-and-out actioner yet. This film will give him that chance. If it becomes a hit, it can even improve his track record and establish himself as an action hero," the source close to the development told.
The source further added that there is no confirmation whether Varun has signed the film. It also remains to be a mystery whether Atlee will be presiding over the director's chair for the Hindi version too. "There's no confirmation yet on whether Varun has signed on the dotted line, or whether Atlee himself will direct the remake. If not Atlee, an able director should be given to handle the reins. And if all goes well, this can boost Varun's filmography. Also, we'd want Varun to do a masala film like this as he has the persona and image to carry off this film on his shoulders. Moreover, he has a tremendous young fan following who'll love to see him in such a role and film. Agreed that his recent movies haven't worked but no one doubts Varun's talent and his ability to connect with the masses. Hence, Coolie No 1 along with Theri remake can bring him back on the top spot," the source added.
Workwise, Varun is waiting for the release of Coolie No. 1 co-starring Sara Ali Khan in the lead. The film was initially scheduled to open at theatres on May 1. However, due to Coronavirus lockdown which will be lifted on May 3, the rom-com will get pushed ahead. Apart from that, he will be seen in Sriram Raghavan's next that is the biopic of Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal. The film is reportedly titled Ekkees.