Varun Dhawan is 32 years old today and a source told Ahmedabad Mirror that his friends have arranged a party for him in Bangkok. According to sources, the group’s itinerary includes some cool physical sports including some mixed martial training of Muay Thai.
“Varun, who is a sports enthusiast, wanted to do something different for his birthday this time and settled on learning the Thai sport, which is also known as the ‘art of eight limbs’ as it is characterised by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees and shins. The party will also explore the beaches and the local cuisine,” the source said.
Before flying off -- in an interview with Mid-Day -- Varun has said that he wasn't mentally prepared for his role in Kalank.
“While I was ready for the shoot physically, I wasn’t prepared emotionally and mentally. Abhishek didn’t want to do too many readings and rehearsals, but I was just consumed by the film when I came on the set of Hira Mandi (a locality shown in the film),” Varun said.
He also admitted that it was physically straining on him to prepare for the role of Jaffar in Kalank.
“Physically, this has been the toughest character of my career. Although I didn’t have to look like a bodybuilder, I was breaking my body day and night to get it right. I dislocated my shoulder and had a tear in the hamstring during the bullfight scene. Abhishek told me to ignore the body and emote with my eyes. I sat with him for two hours to discuss Zafar’s childhood and to know where he comes from,” Varun said.