Varun Dhawan tells Rani Mukerji his 'Hichki moment': 'Froze when I walked onstage for the first time'

Going onstage for the first time as an actor, Varun Dhawan faced his first major hiccup — that of a stage fright. His hichki made him freeze and also, speak rapidly while talking to the audience.

FP Staff March 21, 2018 19:02:03 IST
Varun Dhawan tells Rani Mukerji his 'Hichki moment': 'Froze when I walked onstage for the first time'

Varun Dhawan is one of the most sought-after young actors today, a darling of media and audiences due to his confidence and charm. The actor, who also an impeccable dancing talent, had a 'hichki' that will surprise many.

Varun Dhawan tells Rani Mukerji his Hichki moment Froze when I walked onstage for the first time

Varun Dhawan in conversation with Rani Mukerji. YouTube screengrab

Going onstage for the first time as an actor, Dhawan faced his first major hiccup — that of a stage fright. His hichki made him freeze and also, speak rapidly while talking to the audience.

The makers of Rani Mukerji’s Hichki are promoting the film uniquely by asking prominent personalities to share their untold weaknesses and how they eventually converted them into massive strengths and Dhawan shared his.

Dhawan reveals, “When I walked up onstage for the first time, I just froze. Seeing Madhuri Dixit, the late Sridevi ji and so many cinema idols in the front rows, I lost my tongue for some time. And when I did speak, I spoke so fast that I was barely coherent. Since I had never faced issues while facing the camera, this Hichki came up quite unexpectedly."

But he didn't mean to stop and instead coped with it. He says, "I decided to address it by listening and observing my idols. It didn't quite work immediately. But gradually, I did learn how to tackle this challenge. I practised on it and eventually, could perform and speak onstage well. Setting your mind to it, I think, all of us can overcome all these hichkis."

Directed by Siddharth P Malhotra and produced by Maneesh Sharma, Hichki is slated to release on 23 March.

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