Remo D’Souza is all set to take his dance passion to another level with the upcoming Street Dancer 3D, starring Varun Dhawan & Shraddha Kapoor in the lead. The trailer was unveiled a few days ago and hit the right chords with the audiences. But did you know Varun’s character, Sahej, was inspired by late YouTuber Danish Zehen? Below is all you need to know about it.


For the unversed, Danish Zehen was a sensation on social media and passed away in a tragic car accident in December 2018. Now, Varun Dhawan in his latest post has revealed to how Danish’s looks was the ultimate inspiration for his character, Sahej, and how the team managed to nail it.

Street Dancer 3D: Late YouTuber Danish Zehen Was The Inspiration Behind Varun Dhawan’s Look
Street Dancer 3D: Late YouTuber Danish Zehen Was The Inspiration Behind Varun Dhawan’s Look

Varun took to his Twitter to share a photo of Danish alongside a picture of his character. He wrote, “The handsome DANISH was the inspiration for SAHEJ’s look in #streetdancer. Danish is no more and is in a better place but is loved by so many so I thought I should share this so people should know that he even inspired us. @remodsouza sir suggested this and then we went for it”

Check out his post below:


Celebrity makeup artist Shaan Muttathil commented on Varun Dhawan’s post to express how much he was touched by the actor’s tribute to Danish. Shaan and Danish were close friends.

Shaan commented: “Wooooowwwww …. danish was a close friend of mine and he always used to tell me that he wants to collab in Bollywood with u and jacksy … danish is a icon … the 1st social media star India had …. a boy who would work so hard and he was not like as who had tons of help around. His hard work made him India’s 1st social media icon … he always used to say #legendsneverdie and he was true. This means a lot to@his friends and fans and especially his family. This is a beautiful tribute for his hard work and passion. Danish we miss u man and this made all #fambruh happy. More power to u Varun for doing this. It’s to his hard work and passion. I have never seen work harder than him. Trust me.”

Directed by Remo D’Souza, “Street Dancer 3D” is slated to hit theatres on January 24. The film also stars Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhu Deva and Nora Fatehi.

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