I saw innocence in Varun eyes: Shoojit Sircar

Vastavam web: Director Shoojit Sircar says he had preconceived notions about Varun Dhawan, who is chiefly known for potboilers such as “Badrinath Ki Dulhania” and “Judwaa 2”, but decided to cast him after he discovered an innocent side to him when he met the actor.The filmmaker, who is awaiting the release of his first venture, “October” with Varun, says the actor was accidentally cast in the film.”I had pre-conceived notions about him, the commercial world he was living, stardom and all. But I saw innocence in his eyes. There was something boy-ish about him, something pure,” Shoojit said in a media interaction here.

“You have to surrender yourself to the director. Varun did that, which was difficult for him. But brave of him to come from that world to our world and surrender,” he added.”He was very clumsy when I saw him. I needed an actor like that. When I clicked his picture and sent it to Juhi, she said I never thought you’d be even thinking of casting Varun. It was in her mind too but she said she didn’t have the guts to tell me that!” he said.

The director is all praise for Varun, but admits he was not well-versed with the actor’s work.”I actually didn’t have any clue who he was. Our planets don’t match at all. He is from Mars I am from earth,” he said.