For Varun Dhawan, working in 'ABCD 2' has been one helluva learning experience. As he plays a Maharashtrian guy in the film, he wanted to get his accent right. And he found help at hand. His co-star Shraddha Kapoor, who speaks fluent Marathi, courtesy mommy Shivangi, turned teacher for the Punjabi munda.
Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor. Pic/Bipin Kokate
The actress used food as motivation — Varun was allowed to share her tiffin if he spoke at least one full sentence in Marathi. Says the actress, “Varun knows Marathi, but he wasn’t quite confident of his diction. I helped him with his vocabulary and how to form sentences. And he learnt it quickly, specially when he had to eat the home cooked food I used to bring to the sets.”
Varun says Shraddha’s tiffin was hard to resist and so he put in extra effort to perfect his accent. “Her pet name on the sets was Raani and Chimni and I had to pronounce it right in Marathi accent to get her food,” says the actor.