Actor Varun Dhawan and his dad and filmmaker David Dhawan were part of one of the interactive sessions at the 49th International Film Festival of India in Goa yesterday.
The father-son duo interacted with the media candidly. During the session Varun revealed that he auditioned for Kiran Rao’s critically acclaimed ‘Dhobi Ghat’ but was rejected.
"I auditioned for Dhobi Ghat but didn’t get the part," he said.
“I told him, are you mad that you are going to do a Dhobi Ghat? You can’t begin your career with such films,” his father recalled.
In the same session, he revealed how he always wanted to be the joker in the pack.
"I was obsessed by Jim Carrey, Robin Williams, Govinda, Mehmood sir. All these artists were good at improvisation. These people were so relatable as you found them around you. There’s always a joker in the pack. I wanted to be that person,” he said.
When asked about IFFI, he had earlier said: "This is the first time that dad and I would be sharing the stage. I'm looking forward to having a conversation with him. From the time my dad started his career, there has been a lot of evolution when it comes to the movies. So, a conversation with him around that topic will be interesting."
The actor was there as his critically acclaimed movie October was chosen to be showcased at the ‘Panaroma’ section of the festival. In an interview, he had earlier stated that he was very happy that his movie selected.
Varun Dhawan made his Bollywood debut with Karan Johar’s ‘Student of the Year’.
He will next be seen in Karan Johar’s production ‘Kalank’.