Varun Dhawan has made his way as promising actor ever-since his debut on celluloid with Student Of The Year (2012). He gave 9 back-to back hits which is unique record for any other present day actor. But his career graph witnessed some downhill in past 2 years with movies like ‘October and Sui Dhaaga – Made In India’ failed to impress audiences. The highly waited movie ‘Kalank’ also thrashed and received terrible reviews.
However, not all hope is lost. His upcoming film Coolie No 1, directed by his father and also hit filmmaker David Dhawan, is predicted to be one among the large hits of 2020. He’s also doing a patriotic film directed by Andhadhun director Sriram Raghavan, and based on the incredible lifetime of youngest Param Vir Chakra recipient, Arun Khetarpal. And now, if reports are to be believed, then the actor is close to sign the remake of the super-hit Tamil film, Theri.
A source about to the project says, “Varun Dhawan has been approached for the Theri remake and he seems interested. it had been directed by Atlee, who we all know by now, is functioning on a script for superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Theri may be a bit dark but is overall an entire masala action fare. Varun has established himself as an entire entertainer but hasn’t done an out-and-out actioner yet. This film will give him that chance. If it becomes successful , it can even improve his diary and establish himself as an action hero.”
An insider in B-Town says that, “The news has spread in industry but still no confirmation from Varun about signing, or whether Atlee himself will direct the remake. And if all goes well, this will boost Varun’s filmography. Also, we’d want Varun to try to to a masala film like this as he has the persona and image to hold off this film on his shoulders. Moreover, he features a tremendous young fan following who’ll like to see him in such a role and film. Agreed that his recent movies haven’t worked but nobody doubts Varun’s talent and his ability to connect with the masses. Hence, Coolie No 1 along side Theri remake can bring him back on the highest spot.”
Theri, released in 2016, starred Vijay, Amy Jackson and Samantha Ruth Prabhu and may be a story of a DCP of Chennai who leaves the police and settles during a village with a replacement identity after a ruthless politician kills his wife. Before her death, wife takes a promise from the cop to leave his job and only be a caring father of their daughters. Everything went good until the antagonist enters his life after 5 years for wreaking havoc.