Fri, 07 Sep 2012 10:59:48 GMT | By PTI

Did not take family's support to become actor: Varun Dhawan

Despite his father David Dhawan being a "comedy king" and brother Rohit a director, newbie Varun says he chose to be an actor, that too without using his family's influence.


Did not take family's support to become actor: Varun Dhawan (© Movietalkies)

David's younger son Varun is making his acting debut with Karan Johar's directorial venture 'Student of the Year'.

"He did not support me (in film career). He did not tell me that don't become an actor... he asked me to become what I wanted. He asked me how would I become an actor? As a father he supported me at every step in life and gave all the things and comfort needed," Varun told us in an interview.

"But he never used his influence to get me anywhere and will never do that. All that he told me is become an actor if you want to but don't spoil my name. He told me make sure that I get a good script and a good, big banner," he said.

David has made hit comedies like 'Bol Radha Bol', 'Raja Babu', 'Aankhen', 'Coolie No 1', 'Judwaa', 'Partner' and others with actors including Govinda, Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor and Juhi Chawla.

"He was never going to launch me because he never launched anyone. My cousin Siddhant Dhawan wanted to be an actor but he never launched him. Right now I am looking at carving my own niche, own identity," Varun said.

"My mother had told me that my father will never help me and I have to be ready to travel alone in this journey. I am happy that he was never there. I wanted to do it my own way. The struggle that I went through shook me hard," he said.

Varun always harboured the dream of becoming an actor but he walked all alone in this journey without any help and support from his family.

"My whole life has gone being David Dhawan's son, so I used to ask myself who am I? I know I am his son, but apart from that what? I need to prove myself and create my identity. Earlier it was like father and brother has done this work, I was like a black sheep in the family, no one had any idea what I would do," Varun said.

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