Mumbai: Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan was at his quirky best during a media event here Monday. The actor was launched as Prime Video’s BAE (Before Anyone Else), which means he will don a superfan’s avatar with all the inside news. And Varun Dhawan used the opportunity to both engage and entertain the reporters present.
“Ye andar ki khabar leak karna maine media se hi seekha hai (I have learnt leaking scoops from the media). Now I’ll be putting it to a good use and take your for a ride,” Varun said.
During the event Varun was at his sarcastic best. “As Prime BAE, main sab fans ko saari exclusive khabar dunga, jaise aap log dete ho, kabhi kabhi exclusives ke upar jhagadte bhi ho (I’ll give all exclusive news to all the fans like the media does and which often results in fights between media houses).”
However, one ‘scoop’ that Varun did not share was about the comedy-horror movie Bhediya coming to Prime Video. All that he revealed was that ‘a big project, with a big star and a big producer’ will be announced by the streamer October 3.
The ‘big producer’ bit, people guessed, was a reference to Dinesh Vijan of Maddock Films. Vijan has been behind such films as Love Aaj Kal, Cocktail, and Angrezi Medium, and the well-received horror comedies Stree and Roohi.
Before Varun signed off, however, he howled on stage in line with the title of Bhediya, where he stars opposite his Diwale co-star Kriti Sanon. Although Varun didn’t explicitly say anything, this howling by him points to the film coming on the streamer. Bhediya has been directed by Amar Kaushik of Stree fame.
All of Varun’s major films, notably Coolie No. 1, October and Jugg Jugg Jeeyo, are streaming on Prime Video.