Escapist cinema and slice-of-life films can coexist: Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan believes “escapist cinema” and slice-of-life films can coexist as now there are audiences for both.
The actor, who has struck a balance between both schools of cinema with the “Dulhania” franchise, “Judwaa 2”, “October” and most recently “Sui Dhaaga: Made in India”, says the larger-than-life type films were at their peak in the 1990s.
“I think the slice-of-life heartland films or the more common man films are always going to run. There was phase probably in the ’90s or maybe some other time, there was an escapist kind of cinema, which was doing very well.
“Escapist cinema is always going to do well. I think they can run parallelly,” Varun said. The actor, son of director-producer David Dhawan who ruled the ’90s with potboilers such as “Aankhen”, “Coolie no 1”, “Hero No 1” and “Judwaa”, among others, says the newer crop of filmmakers have a fresh vision. (PTI)


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