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Varun Dhawan to Play War Hero Arun Khetrapal in Sriram Raghavan’s Next

Bollywood heartthrob Varun Dhawan has confirmed his next film with director Sriram Raghavan.

After the critically acclaimed Badlapur, the actor is reuniting with Sriram for a biopic on late Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal.

The Kalank actor announced the news on the special occasion of Arun’s birth anniversary.

He also noted that playing a soldier was on his dream list and called it the ‘most important’ film of his career.

“Happy birthday 2/lt ARUNKHETRAPAL. It’s always been my dream to play a solider of INDIA. This is my most important film,” he announced in his Instagram post.

“Can’t wait to be directed by the mad genius Sriram Raghavan one more time to bring to the big screen the life of 2/lt ARUN KHETARPAL.

Can’t wait to begin working with dino vision my producer who always has a vision but this time with emotion. Hope to make you proud Mukesh Khetarpal and poonahorses. JAI HIND.

Thank you to my fans and hope I don’t let you down,” he added.

The yet-to-be-titled film is being produced by Dinesh Vijan, who has bankrolled movies like Stree, Hindi Medium, Cocktail and Bala to name a few.

The upcoming film is a biopic on Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal, who was an officer of the Indian Army and a posthumous recipient of the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest military decoration for valour in face of the enemy.

At the age of 21, he sacrificed his life during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.

Reportedly, the film will pay a tribute to him and also will focus on his relationship with his father. Sriram gave a ground-breaking role to Varun with Badlapur.

With the film, the 32-year-old actor delivered his career’s best performance, leaving people surprised with his raw and rugged character.

In addition to this, Varun will be next seen in Coolie No. 1 and Street Dancer.

Anuj Radia
Journalist and film enthusiast.

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