Obviously, one would find it wrong to compare Varun Dhawan and Ranbir Kapoor. Even though the latter may have been a part of the industry for a longer time, we haven’t seen him row a steady boat in Bollywood. As opposed to Ranbir, Varun has right from his debut in Student Of The Year, maintained a rock steady pace.

Ranbir Kapoor recently starred in the much-hyped Bombay Velvet. The high-budget film tanked much sooner than expected, thus leaving Ranbir in a soup. Just a month prior to Bombay Velvet, Ranbir had already faced the repercussions of his disastrous cameo in Roy. The film was highly panned by the critics. In spite of giving a decent performance in Bombay Velvet, the actor faced criticism for the film’s poor script. Basically, post Besharam, the actor never re-surfaced.

Varun Dhawan and Ranbir Kapoor
Varun Dhawan and Ranbir Kapoor

Varun on other hand has been on a roll. The actor showed great potential with films like Main Tera Hero and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania which weren’t box office smashers but performed decently. With Badlapur and ABCD 2 this year, Varun proved that he is a bankable star and has a strong box office standing now.

Having said that, could Varun have pulled a role like Barfi or Rockstar, both being Ranbir’s career best performances? Well, certainly not. The audiences have enjoyed Varun’s films for their entire package. Content-driven cinemas are the new rage and hence a Besharam and Bombay Velvet could never have worked.

With Varun having Dilwale and Dishoom in his upcoming quota, Ranbir’s future plans still look shaky since Jagga Jasoos is repeatedly going through script changes. Also the massive delay could prove a villain. He also has Tamasha with Deepika Padukone for next year and Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil which could bring him back amongst the top contenders.

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    • n hw d hell thy knw varun cant pull off thse roles.koimoi u r hardselling ranbir.ppl r smart n stoped buying LOL

  1. was there a need for this article.. other than pull down an actor with a couple of flops further down.. Varuns best performance was in Badlapur but he actually didnt do any justice to the role and was overshadowed by Nawaz in that. Badlapur was a movie which could have been played by any one but not BARFI. So its highly idiotic to compare an actor who has one good movie with an actor who has multiple good movies just because the latter is going through a rough phase

  2. Varun Dhawan’s all movies with their worldwide box office collections:-
    Student of the year-₹171 crores
    Main Tera Hero-₹71 crores
    Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya-₹130.81 crores
    Badlapur-₹77 crores
    Any Body Can Dance 2-₹214.72 crores (12 Days)

    Average box-office collection-₹132.906 crores

    Ranbir Kapoor’s all movies with their worldwide box-office collections:-
    Saawariya-₹36 crores
    Bachna Ae Haseeno-₹62.5 crores
    Wake up Sid-₹46.1 crores
    Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani-₹96.63 crores
    Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year-₹0.118 crores
    Raajneeti-₹143.11 crores
    Anjaana Anjaani-₹50 crores
    Rockstar-₹108 crores
    Barfi-₹175 crores
    Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani-₹311 crores
    Besharam-₹35 crores
    Roy-₹58 crores
    Bombay Velvet-₹31.85 crores

    Average box-office collection-₹88.716 crores

    Difference in Average box-office collections between Varun Dhawan’s and Ranbir Kapoor’s movies-₹44.19 crores, which is a big difference, now there is no need of telling that who is better Ranbir or Varun. Varun is far better than Ranbir, because the difference in their average box-office collections(₹44.19 crores) is more than the collections of Saawariya(₹36 crores).


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