Ashutosh Gowariker is known to be a man with Midas touch when it comes to churning out period dramas. He has given us memorable films like 'Lagaan' and 'Jodhaa Akbar' in the past. His last film 'Mohenjo Daro' starring Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde may have failed to work its magic at the box office, but that hasn't deterred the man from stepping out of his comfort zone.
A little birdie tells us that the film-maker was planning a period drama on the brave and valiant Maratha warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, and wanted to rope in Varun Dhawan for the title role. Exciting, isn't it?
However, here comes a sad twist in the tale! Unfortunately, the film is said to have been now shelved now due to some unknown reasons. Is Gowariker a bit hesitant now, to tell a tale of epic proportions considering 'Mohenjo Daro' proved to be a cold turkey and received flak from the audience? Well, it seems so if one goes by all these rumours.
Nevertheless, we would have loved to see Varun playing a historical figure. The young lad has always charmed us with his good looks and versatile acting skills, be it as a Student Of The Year or as a revenge-seeker in Sriram Raghavan's gritty thriller Badlapur. His comic timing too, is spot on and unlike some of his contemporaries the actor has never developed cold feet when it comes to trying out new roles.
Varun is currently busy shooting for Shashank Khaitan's Badrinath Ki Dulhania, which has him teaming up with Alia Bhatt, once again. He will also be seen in a double role in Judwaa 2 and speculations are rife that he is also a part of Shiddat.
With so many projects on his platter, we must say Varun is quite a busy man these days!