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Varun Dhawan opts out of Dangal director's next

Rumour has it that issues with dates forced the Dishoom (2016) actor to turn down Nitesh Tiwari's next.

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Mayur Lookhar

After the phenomenal success of Dangal, most actors would call it a dream come true if they were to work with Nitesh Tiwari. However, Varun Dhawan has turned down the director. 

“I'm really keen to work with Nitesh as he's a very good director. We have discussed a couple of ideas and hopefully, we will do something in the future,” Dhawan told 

The actor has committed to Shoojit Sircar’s next and the clash of dates forced him to opt out of Tiwari's film that is based on Varun Agarwal's novel, How I Braved Anu Aunty And Started A Million Dollar Company. The yet untitled film will be produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur.

The same report quoted an insider saying, ‘Varun studies the pros and cons of each and every script that comes to him and also felt that the coming-of-age story did not have much commercial appeal. While there was a message of hope, the script was a bit dry as the novel was more of a pep talk for all hopeful entrepreneurs offering useful advice. It would be tough for him to portray someone who was his own age too. While Varun wants to do a biopic he’s clear about how the character should be. He had turned down the biopic on a hockey legend last year.”

Dhawan has just wrapped up Judwaa 2, that is slated to be released on 29 September.