Due to the lockdown effect of coronavirus, we saw Bollywood and people associated got badly affected. Bollywood background dancers were among them as they appealed to stars and producers for help through a collective video. And actor Varun Dhawan, who has essayed the role of a dancer in films like Street Dancer 3D and ABCD 2 has extended his support to 200 dancers by transferring money directly in their bank accounts.
Raj Surani, a former background dancer and now a song co-ordinator revealed this news and told ET, “Varun Dhawan has helped the needy dancers. He has worked with a lot of them in three dance films. He was very concerned about how the dancers are managing their livelihood. He promised to help them and try and address their problems.” He further added, “There are many dancers who continue to face issues with their landlords over rent. There are others who have ailing parents and there are seniors who need medicine from time to time. We are thankful to all those who are helping the dancers. Though shooting has begun but dancers will have to wait for really long time before they can go back on sets.”
Varun Dhawan will be next seen in Coolie No 1 along with Sara Ali Khan. The makers have recreated one of the iconic tracks from the original one for the remake, which is Mein Toh Raste Se Ja Raha Tha. It is composed by Tanishk Bagchi. Talking about the track, director David Dhawan said, “It is an important song for our film, and it has heart. But times have changed so I am going to picturise it very differently with Varun and Sara.” Recalling about the original track, David said. “We found a place in Bangalore with lot of Bhel Puri stalls and had the lead pair (Govinda and Karisma) strolling through it, exploring ‘Mumbai’. I thought it was the best way to capture the essence of the Maximum City back then.”