Mumbai: With his upcoming revenge drama ‘Badlapur’, Varun Dhawan is all set to shed his lover boy image in Bollywood and making a mark in the industry as an intense actor.
The ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ star hopes 2015 will establish himself as bankable star. “It will be a make or break year for me. I know we are underdogs but if ‘Badlapur’ works then it will be en ering to a Rs 100 crore club. I just want the audience to like the film,” Varun told PTI.
‘Badlapur’, a dark multi-starrer film, is directed by Sriram Raghavan and stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Yami Gautam, Divya Dutta and Radhika Apte besides Varun. It will hit theatres on February 20.
Varun, 27, said he is not in a signing spree and does not get bothered when he is often compared with his ‘Student of the Year’ co-stars Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra.
“I don’t believe in rat race and try to keep away from it but somehow media keeps on comparing. I believe we all are working here for the betterment of Indian movies and taking the industry ahead,” he said.
The young actor, who is the son of filmmaker David Dhawan, wants to create his own identity in the industry. “People often compare me with Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and young Govinda. But I just want to be next me. While growing yes I have seen these actors work and somehow they have an influence on me,” Varun said.