Varun Dhawan has been making it to the headlines for quite some time now owing to the hits and flops of his last few releases. Now the actor is back and this time it is after reports have been doing rounds of him being approached for the Theri remake.
While Kalank and Street Dancer 3D may have not worked as expected for Varun Dhawan, there is no denying to his mass appeal or acting abilities. Also the anticipation among fans his high with Varun’s Coolie. No 1 reboot that is helmed by his father and veteran filmmaker David Dhawan.
Though there is no official confirmation around the project, a certain source close to the remake has revealed to Bollywood Hungama, “Varun Dhawan has been approached for the Theri remake and he seems interested. It was directed by Atlee, who we all know by now, is working on a script for superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Theri is a bit dark but is overall a complete masala action fare. Varun has established himself as a complete entertainer but hasn’t done an out-and-out actioner yet. This film will give him that chance. If it becomes a hit, it can even improve his track record and establish himself as an action hero.”
The source further went on to say, “There’s no confirmation yet on whether Varun has signed on the dotted line, or whether Atlee himself will direct the remake. If not Atlee, an able director should be given to handle the reins. And if all goes well, this can boost Varun’s filmography. Also, we’d want Varun to do a masala film like this as he has the persona and image to carry off this film on his shoulders. Moreover, he has a tremendous young fan following who’ll love to see him in such a role and film. Agreed that his recent movies haven’t worked but no one doubts Varun’s talent and his ability to connect with the masses. Hence, Coolie No 1 along with Theri remake can bring him back on the top spot.”
For the unversed, directed by Atlee, Theri released in 2016 and featured South superstar Vijay, Amy Jackson and Samantha Akkineni in pivotal roles. The film revolves around the life of a Chennai DCP who quits his job to keep his young daughter safe. But his past life horrors soon return to haunt him and his daughter’s safety is at stake.
Meanwhile, apart from Coolie No. 1 alongside Sara Ali Khan, Varun Dhawan also has a yet-untitled film by Sriram Raghavan in the pipeline.