At the recent trailer launch of his upcoming movie Kalank, Varun Dhawan revealed Shah Rukh Khan reaction after seeing him portraying the role of Zafar in Kalank. (Shah Rukh Khan Reaction)
The film was originally conceptualized a decade and a half ago. Father of Karan Johar, the late Yash Johar, was supposed to direct Kalank. Pre-production had begun, but it got shelved.
At that time, Yash Johar decided a different star cast for the movie, which included Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukerji, and Ajay Devgan.
Zafar’s character was supposed to be played by Shah Rukh Khan, now played by Varun Dhawan, in the Kalank movie.
When Varun was asked about Shah Rukh’s reaction to his portrayal of Zafar at the trailer launch, Varun said, “I met Shah Rukh sir a week ago and he had already seen the teaser, he had some good things to say about it. He said, ‘It’s a good thing that you are doing these kinds of roles, it’s taking you close to your fans.'”
Varun Dhawan had to go through vigorous training to ace his look in the Kalank. Talking about the same, he said, “I moved to a hotel in Goregaon to save time and since I had suffered a knee injury and hamstring tear at the time, I had physios visiting me daily. But I still managed to continue with my twice-a-day training session at the hotel and in the make-shift gym on the set with my trainer Prashant Sawant.”