The Main Tera Hero actor sozzled to pull off a drunk scene
Varun Dhawan has begun practising what Naseruddin Shah preaches: method acting.
The three-film old actor pulled out all stops — which included uncorking one bottle of alcohol — to lend authenticity to his sozzled scene. Varun, who is rapidly acquiring a reputation for going all-out for his characters, actually hit the bottle while doing a lengthy scene for Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.
Varun blames Sriram Raghavan for the unscheduled spot of method acting, “I finished shooting the first-half of Sriram’s film when I came to shoot the climax of Humpty. So maybe I was a little more intense in my approach than I’d have been otherwise.”
He elaborates, “There is a scene where I had to be drunk in the climax. It was shot at 4 am. I took a risk and actually consumed alcohol for the scene. Can you imagine drinking at 4 am? I hadn’t had any alcohol for a while. It suddenly hit me and I was actually drunk.” Apparently, the actor had to be physically supported by the crew as he wobbled and stumbled all over.
Varun says he was scared as he had lost control of his body movements. “Yes, it was scary. But that scene is very precious to me.”