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Gully Boy's Moeen Bhai aka Vijay Varma gets new film Hurdang, alongside Nushrat Bharucha and Sunny Kaushal

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 June 2019, 15:58 IST
Vijay Varma

Just a few days ago it was reported that actor Vijay Varma is set to star in his first ever international project, Mira Nair’s The Suitable Boy for BBC. The breakout star of 2019, Vijay found fame in Bollywood with his film Monsoon Shootout which traveled to several international festival including being an official selection at Cannes.

2019 has been a breakout year for Vijay, the actor essayed the complex role of Moeen in Gully Boy and delivered an impeccable performance with much ease winning him heaps of praises all across. Now the actor is all set for his next big Bollywood project titled Hurdang. Set in the 90s, Hurdang is being touted as a restless love story set in the backdrop of 90s, a time when the youth fought for their rights and spent a great deal of time to find self realisation and had a strong desire to stand up and grab and stand up for the rights.

 

 

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#Repost @officialhumansofbombay “My dad was a self made man. He’d struggled to get where he was & didn’t want the same fate for me. So he’d set everything up for me. He’d paved the way, I just had to walk it–I had to take over the business. But I had other plans. I dabbled in a lot of things to find my passion. And when I tried my hand my acting, I realised this was it. So I decided to pursue it further. But I realised I knew nothing about cinema. We were raised in a household where films were a waste of time. After a failed attempt at getting a seat at FTII, I went back to Hyd & enrolled myself into a 3 month long acting workshop. I had to prepare myself to apply to FTII again & I was determined to get in. When I got the acceptance letter, it was a bittersweet moment for me. But I hadn’t told my dad yet. I’d decided to slip away when he was on a business trip. I couldn’t ask for any more money because I was ashamed that I had already tried & failed at so many things. But I owed him an explanation. I called him but the only answer I received was that I should leave before he was back. So I borrowed the tuition money from a friend & left. I missed home, but spending hours in the auditorium catching up on the years of cinema I had missed kind of made it okay. The reality check came when I moved to Bombay. Like everyone who struggles here, I was living in a tiny room with a few of my classmates. I didn’t have any contact with my dad after the day I left. Even when I was in the hospital, I didn’t want him to know. Which is why, I didn’t tell anyone else either. My first paycheck from an ad went into those hospital bills. I knew it would be a long time until I made peace with him–still, I wanted him to understand why I was doing this. So, I wrote a letter to my dad telling him that I was doing what he had done–making my own way. A few years later, Rangrezz happened. And I heard back from my dad. He had read about me in the local paper & had gone to watch the film. When we met, he gave me the ticket stubs. Those tickets are my most priceless possession till today. It’s a reminder that like my dad, I took the road less traveled & that made all the difference”

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The film is set to be directed by Nikhil Nagesh Bhatt and stars Sunny Kaushal and Nushrat Bharucha along with Vijay Varma. The film is set to go on floors on July 1st. While the plot has been revealed, not much is known of Vijay’s character but we are certain given his track record, this will be yet another stellar memorable performance.

Confirming the news, Vijay said, “I’m looking forward to work with this wonderful team. And can’t wait to explore this challenging part. Excited to go back to the 90s!”

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First published: 19 June 2019, 15:58 IST
 
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