Varun Dhawan. Pic/Yogen Shah
Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan was at his quirky best during a media event here on Monday. The actor was launched as Prime Video*s BAE (Before Anyone Else), which means he will don a superfan*s avatar with all the inside news. And he used the opportunity to both engage and entertain the reporters present. Talking to the media, Varun said: "Ye andar ki khabar leak karna maine media se hi seekha hai (I have learnt leaking scoops from the media) and now I*ll be putting it to a good use."
He then went on to pull a sarcastic one. "As Prime BAE, main sab fans ko saari exclusive khabar dunga, jaise aap log dete ho, kabhi kabhi exclusives ke upar jhagadte bhi ho (I*ll give all exclusive news to all the fans like the media does and which often results in fights between media houses)."
One *scoop* that Varun did not share was about the comedy-horror movie *Bhediya* coming to Prime Video. All that he revealed was that "a big project, with a big star and a big producer" will be announced by the streamer on October 3.
The "big producer" bit, people guessed, was a reference to Dinesh Vijan of Maddock Films, who*s been behind such films as *Love Aaj Kal*, *Cocktail*, and *Angrezi Medium*, and the well-received horror comedies *Stree* and *Roohi*. Before Varun signed off, he, however, howled on stage in line with the title of *Bhediya*, where he stars opposite his *Diwale* co-star Kriti Sanon. Although Varun didn*t explicitly say anything, this howling by him points to the film coming on the streamer. "Bhediya" has been directed by Amar Kaushik of *Stree* fame.
All of Varun*s major films, notably *Coolie No. 1*, *October* and Jugg Jugg Jeeyo*, are streaming on Prime Video.
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