Varun Dhawan: Badrinath Ki Dulhania deals with the male chauvinism that exists in the country


Varun Dhawan: Badrinath Ki Dulhania deals with the male chauvinism that exists in the country

Varun Dhawan is busy with the promotions of his movie Badrinath Ki Dulhania opposite Alia Bhatt. Today Varun and Alia met with the media and spoke about their much awaited film, which releases on the Holi weekend.

When asked about the movie Varun said, “There is a lot of male chauvinism in the country and the movie deals with that. Somewhere I realise that, we think it is okay. But it is NOT okay as you don’t know the woman’s perspective. I realised that because there are certain dialogs in the film, which was meant to be offensive and I felt, ‘Well, I don’t think any girl will feel bad with this. Maybe I should say more.’ But Alia would be like, ‘This is very insulting.’ I never thought of it in that way. Sometimes we are alienting the female sex without realising. Generations and generations have passed and now we feel that it is okay. I started understanding it better after the movie.”

He also spoke about his role in the movie saying, “I worked really hard on modulatng my voice, to be a little manly. Shashank removed the Varun out of me and you will see a different person in the film.”

Talkign about co-star Alia, he said, “We have a comfort level offscreen, it kind of translates. More than that, I would give credit to Alia and me that we take our job seriously as actors. We didn’t take it for granted that we have great chemistry. We worked hard, we did our rehearsals day in and day night. We were always saying lines to each other.”

Badrinath Ki Dulhania is directed by Shashank Khaitan, and produced by Karan Johar under the Dharma Productions banner. The film marks the second installment of a franchise that began with Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.