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Vijay Varma recalls once being told ‘tu Shah Rukh Khan nhi haii’ to getting a role in SRK’s film

Vijay Varma, who is in the main lead opposite Alia Bhatt in Darlings has opened up about his early days of struggle. People used to tease him for his dream to be a famous actor in B-town.

In a recent interview, Vijay disclosed that during his early days of struggle, someone told him ‘Tu Shah Rukh Khan Nahi hai (You are not Shah Rukh Khan)’. He added that now, Shah Rukh himself employed him for Darlings. Darlings is produced by Alia Bhatt’s Eternal Sunshine Productions and Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment.

Darlings is the feature film of Jasmeet K Reen as a debut writer. The film also features Shefali Shah and Roshan Mathew. In the film, Alia and Shefali will play daughter and mother. Vijay has played the role of Alia’s husband, who has a drinking problem.

In an interview with Indian Express, Vijay recalled, “The underdog who came here ten years ago, is feeling seen right now. I took several leaps, risks, and chances at the cost of almost breaking up my entire family. I ran away from home. So, they all feel a lot of respites now, they feared how I’d pull it off, it is not easy to go to Mumbai and become somebody. I was told ‘tu Shah Rukh Khan nahi hai’, but now Shah Rukh Khan has employed me for his film,”

“Now that I have a small body of work, I can’t afford to repeat what I’ve done before. So, that becomes one of the criteria while choosing the script. The other is to understand what I am doing in the film and the third, and the most important, is what is the film doing, what it is saying, and how well it is saying it,” he added.

He was last seen in Hurdang and was cast in the famous series Mirzapur. Vijay Varma and Alia Bhatt’s film Darlings was released on August 5 on Netflix.

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