‘Dangal’ director desires to cast Varun Dhawan in his next film

Mumbai: Director Nitesh Tiwari has revealed that he is definitely looking to cast Varun Dhawan in his next film but nothing has been finalised yet.

The “Dangal” director is working on Siddharth Roy Kapur and Ronnie Screwvala’s next film, an adaptation of Varun Agarwal’s 2012 bestseller “How I Braved Anu Aunty and Started a Million Dollar Company”.

When asked about approaching Varun for the film, Nitesh told PTI, “We are thinking about him. But he is busy right now. We were looking for a good, young hero who has a great screen presence.”

Nitesh said he did bounce the idea of the film to the “Student of the Year” actor.

“I did speak to Varun about the film. He is more than happy about it (film). But only time will tell if he can do the film or not as he has a very busy schedule so I don’t know what the future holds.”

Besides this, Nitesh is excited about his director wife Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s upcoming directorial, “Bareilly Ki Barfi”. He has co-written the romantic comedy with Shreyas Jain.

“I think she did a good job. I was moved watching the scenes that I had written, it means it has turned out to be better on screen.”

Starring Kriti Sanon, Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao in the lead, “Bareilly Ki Barfi” will release on August 18.