Exclusive! Varun Tej On Not Doing A Hindi Film Before Operation Valentine, "I Was Told To Come & Work But..."

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Varun Tej is one of the biggest names in the Telugu film industry. The actor has been a part of many successful Telugu films like Fidaa, Antariksham 9000 KMPH, F2: Fun and Frustration, and more. His next film Operation Valentine is a bilingual movie which is shot in Telugu and Hindi, so it marks his debut in the Hindi film industry.

Filmibeat recently interacted with Varun and when asked him if he was earlier offered Hindi films, the actor said, "Honestly, I wasn't offered something very substantial. I was told to come and work, but there was no proper script and all. I read a couple of scripts which probably never went into production. You should feel it from within. Earlier, I was like I am finding my ground in Telugu, let me figure it out. We don't need to like explore other languages, it was like be happy in the space that you are. Then we were seeing how films were being received by the larger section of audiences, lines being blurred between states, and the language barrier is going off."

"Also, the content of the film matters, it has to have a universal point. Tomorrow, I might to a film which is a region based film and probably I do not want explore it in other languages. It totally depends on the subject and the script. So, Operation Valentine had that universal appeal. Obviously, it's an Air Force film based on true events that happened in 2019. So, we somehow figured out that this is something accross the country people will resonate with," he added.

Further the talking about his Hindi and if he would be dubbing for the Hindi version, Varun said, "I did dub for the teaser. But, the thing is that I need a lot of time to ge it right, and we have been running around for promotions and all. So, we are still figuring it out. We want to see if we can find someone who is better because of the shortcomings that I have with the language. I have to convice my director if I want my voice to be out."

Operatin Valention also stars Manushi Chhillar in the lead, and it is slated to hit the big screens on 1st March 2024.

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