Varun Dhawan had a very busy year. The actor has been shooting for consecutive films and still has many projects in hand. The actor was last seen at Kalank, a post he shoot for Street Dancer 3D, and quickly turned to the filming of Coolie No 1. Now, for his next project with Dinesh Vijan titled Eekkees, Varun at one condition.
Eekees is a biographical film based on the life of Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal and Varun decided to start shooting the film after finish shooting with David Dhawan - Coolie No.1. Varun probably starts shooting for the film of Dinesh Vijan that towards the end of May of next year.
Revealing details, producer Dinesh Vijan told "Eekkees is a very popular project and it will go upstairs after the release of Coolie No 1. It should be at the end of May or the beginning of the month of June. It's a great movie so we started the pre-production work. It will take us about six months.
The film will be directed by Sriram Raghavan and Dinesh Vijan is very excited about meeting with Varun and the director. Varun Dhawan, Sriram Raghavan and Dinesh Vijan had already worked on Badla. Commenting on the meeting, Dinesh said, "Sriram is a person I worked with at the beginning of my career and he made Varun do such a remarkable thing in Badlapur. He made wonderful films about it and made himself known with AndhaDhun. The other day, as we were talking, I said, "You should be tired of hiding the body now."
Speaking of the film Eekees, the producer said, "Seriously, the film has an emotional connection for me. I lost my father a few years ago and his loss left an emotional void. The story of Arun Kheterpal gave me goosebumps because, besides the war aspect, she has a very strong father-son story. The emotional arc is very strong. It's something that has always worked for us and I'm looking forward to starting this journey. "
Besides Eekkees, Varun will be seen in Remo D'Souza's Street Dancer 3D with Sharddha Kapoor. He will be seen with Sara Ali Khan for the first time in coolie No. 1. As for Dinesh, he is preparing for the release of Ayushmann Khurrana starring Bala.