Varun Dhawan expected Bhediya to perform better, says he is willing to take a pay cut for 'unmissable' projects
Varun Dhawan opens up about taking a pay cut, reveals he had higher expectations from Bhediya at the box office.
2022 ends on fulfilling note for actor Varun Dhawan , who has seen two big ticket family entertainers release in cinemas this year. Last seen in Bhediya, Varun has now opened up about the post-pandemic world of cinema and said that he had expected the horror comedy to do better numbers at the box office but given how films are hardly minting money he’s satisfied.
Varun who has built a name for himself with his choice of films, had earlier made a splash at the box office with a hit like Jugjugg Jeeyo. The actor who reportedly charged Rs. 7 crores for Bhediya and worked on a profit share basis for Jugjugg Jeeyo has said during an interview with Mid-Day that he is willing to take a pay cut for a project that calls out to him.
While talking about returning in intense roles like Badlapur and October, Varun told the publication, “Honestly, when I have to cut down my price to do these films, I will do it because a film calls out to [the artiste] in you. Similarly, when I have to do a Bhediya, or movies that have a larger vision, I’ll make it in a certain way. My approach is simple — we should make a good film, and the producer should not lose money. Box office is important, but sometimes, I want to do movies because they are unmissable for the actor in me.”
Having said that Varun called 2022 one of the most creatively satisfying years of his career and said that he was feeling burnt out at the beginning of the lockdown and waited a long time to sign films like Jugjugg Jeeyo, Bhediya and his upcoming film Bawaal .
He will be seen next in the Nitesh Tiwari directorial which he shot for this year with Janhvi Kapoor. Bawaal is slated to release in cinemas in 2023.