Mumbai: Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan says he and actress Alia Bhatt are just friends and they share a love-and-hate relationship.
"As an actress she (Alia) has grown a lot. She has becomea very good actress. I liked her in 'Highway'. After 'Highway' she knows what things will work and what not. She is doing amazing work," he added.After the release of the promo of Varun's debut film 'Student of the Year', superstar Salman Khan had appreciated him and said he will be the next big kid on the block."I am inspired by him (Salman) but it's not me alone I think that a lot of people get inspired by him. I think he is a role model for everyone," Varun said.Varun said that he shared an honest relationship as a student with his mentor and filmmaker Karan Johar. Varun had worked as assistant director to Karan for 'My Name Is Khan'."We (Karan and I) share a good bond with each other. We share an honest relationship of a teacher and student. I learn something new every time from him. He has been there during good and bad times with him and I know he is always there for me," the actor said.Though Varun has expressed his desire to do a lot of hit films for Karan's home production company, Dharma Productions but also said that he will not accept every acting offer just because it is from his mentor."I can say no to him for a film. He does not force you to do a film if you say no for a film. He is rather happy for you for being honest," Varun added.'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania' is said to be modern day tribute to superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol-starrer 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge'. Varun thinks their film will remind people of the epic love story of Raj and Simran."I am not playing a character like Raj who is an NRI. I am a Delhi guy and even Alia's character is not like Simran. But there is a flavor of DDLJ and it will remind people of this film," Varun said."We know people are going to compare it. I am not that worried about it. Our film is a modern day tribute to this film (DDLJ)," he said.Directed by Shashank Khaitan and produced by Karan, 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania' is scheduled for July 11 release.
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