Varun Dhawan made a blockbuster debut in 2012 with Student Of The Year. While he tasted success in the initial few years of his career, the actor had to deal with box-office failures after Kalank tanked, commercially and critically too. Despite being appreciated for his performance in Street Dancer 3D, the film failed to attract viewers to the theatres. Amid the pandemic, his film Coolie No. 1 debuted on Amazon Prime Video with negative reviews.
Now, as he gears up for Jug Jugg Jeeyo, Varun spoke about manifesting a flop in his career. In an interview, the actor said, "I don’t know how bizarre this will sound, but I’m someone who does believe in manifestation, and intuition and spirituality. So, sounds bizarre, but I almost manifested giving a flop. So, the first couple of years, it was just working, working, working… I knew it was going to work. But before something didn’t have to work, I knew this is not going to work."
Talking about Kalank's debacle, Varun revealed he had predicted it. He shared, "Yes, to some degree, I had a feeling. I couldn’t be 100% sure. But sometimes you do films for the wrong reasons, sometimes you do films for the money. I got completely burnt out after Street Dancer and I wanted to take a break also… I didn’t want to do films. Because I was emotionally so exhausted after that film, it was hard work, doing those dances. Though it’s important for me to say this, the producer made a lot of money on that film, and he’ll tell you, but the film didn’t go to the level it should have, for me."
Workwise, Varun has films like Bhediya and Bawaal.
(Source: Film Companion)