Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Is Varun Dhawan the New ‘Angry Man’ In Making?

With the mega success of action thriller BADLAPUR, Varun Dhawan, the recent heart throb of Bollywood has proved that he is not just another celebrity son but is an actor par excellence. 

True enough in a short span Varun Dhawan has proved his credential as a power packed actor essaying a verity of roles like the happy go lucky boy in Karan Johar’s STUDENT OF THE YEAR (2012); in MAIN TERA HERO (2014) he played a typical Bollywood hero, who romances and thrashes the baddies while in HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA (2014) he proved his mastery over comedy. 

And last but not the least in BADLAPUR (2015) he daringly took the challenging role of the antagonist Raghu and has brilliantly confronted against the acclaimed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui.


In fact the highpoint of BADLAPUR is the on-screen pairing of these two actors and probably one of the prime reasons why the revenge drama is being talk of the town. 

Speaking about the confrontation scenes director Sriram Raghavan says, while Nawaz brings an evil humorous streak to his character and adds an ominous shade to his role. Varun gives an equally competent resentment through his wide fiery eyes. 

Recalling a confrontation scene in which Varun thrashes Nawaz brutally, Sriram Raghavan recalls, “A scene required Varun to thrash Nawaz viciously but despite being beaten black and blue, Nawaz had to keep laughing, merrily, thus ridiculing Varun.” 

“To get into the skin of the role and to generate the fury required for the role, Varun studied the scene for hours and during the shoot he wild so wild that he actually ended by banging Nawaz!” 

After BADLAPUR, Varun will be seen again in an action avtar in DISHOOM, directed by brother Rohit Dhawan and would star opposite original action hero John Abraham.

One wonder is Varun Dhawan the ‘New Angry Man’ In Making?

How Vishal Bhardwaj Zeroed Upon Shahid Kapoor in HAIDER?

Shahid Kapoor Birthday Special…

Shahid Kapoor, the ‘Chocolate Hero’, who was discarded by so called critics as a commercial star, capable of just dancing and singing around the tress with beautiful heroines, eventually tight lipped his critics with his powerhouse performance in Vishal Bhardwaj’s HAIDER. 

The actor was awarded almost all the top notch awards of the country from the most prestigious and old Fillmare Award to Screen Awards to Stardust Awards, BIG Star Entertainment Awards, Star Guild Awards etc. 

Shahid Kapoor turns 34 today; Raaga.Com wishes him many happy returns of the day and recalls how Vishal Bhardwaj zeroed upon him for this coveted role.


Few know that Vishal Bhardwaj’s first choice for the role of HAIDER was his favorite actor Irrfan Khan. So how did Vishal zeroed upon Shahid Kapoor?

In an interview Vishal spilled the beans. He said, “While I was working with Shahid in KAMINEY, I was bowled over by the young actor’s commitment and his dedication for his role hence I decided to take a risk.” 

He added, “However I did not give my nod to Shahid just because of his brilliant and acclaimed performance in KAMINEY but I took his screen test, particularly, his mastery over long monologues, which is the backbone of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet.”

He informs, “When I gave Shahid a long monologue to perform I was amazed by his dialogue delivery and was reminded of legendary actors Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapur after listening to Shahid deliver those wordy pieces on my headphones. Thus I made up my mind to give Shahid this complex character and bring out the hidden talent in him.” 

Interestingly Shahid Kapoor himself in an interview had candidly confessed, “When I gave the nod to the role of HAIDER, I did not knew the complexity of the character but when I started shooting I felt the weight of the role on me.”

“This was the kind of role Vishal sir would give an actor the level of my father Pankaj Kapur or Irrfan Khan, people with very high caliber. He took a big risk by casting me in it, but he had that confidence and love for me,” he quipped.