Varun Dhawan is one actor who has had a track record of giving hits after hits. One of his least hit films was last year’s ‘October’. While the film recovered much more than its investment cost, it still didn’t cross some landmark box-office figure. Thereby, the film’s success is hardly ever discussed.
But amidst all these, Varun had received immense praise for his performance in the movie. Critics went gaga over his subtle portrayal while it was a healthy change for audiences to see him in something strikingly different from what he’s known to do. Despite all this, VD has been snubbed at all major award functions, and the actor isn’t happy at all about that.
Varun expressed his disgust while speaking to Mid-Day. “The press needs to write about the film (not being nominated). Till date, I get at least one message a day for that movie. Recently, Jacqueline Fernandez watched the film on a flight and called me to appreciate my performance. That is the royalty I am collecting,” said Varun.
‘October’ did receive nominations at Filmfare and Screen awards, but was largely snubbed by the others. Varun went on to talk about that as well. He said he was ‘happy to go to (awards shows),’ and even ‘perform at the events and get paid for it’. But when it came to picking up winners, he feels ‘award shows have a lot of other criteria’ at play. Varun was nominated both at Filmfare and Screen, but never won any awards for ‘October’.
But was he expecting awards to come his way for ‘October’? “I never did ‘October’ for awards. I did it because the script clicked with me. Awards will come and go. This film will stay,” said Varun while speaking to Mid-Day.
Directed by Shooj Sircar, ‘October’ released last year on April 13 with Banita Sandhu opposite VD. Made on a budget of around Rs 30 Cr, the film went on earn more than Rs 50 Cr at the box-office.
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