October is a story of a very different shade of love and the actors of the film have had to go deep into their characters. Director Shoojit Sircar had the actors including the lead Varun Dhawan, go through certain trials and experiences to be able to perform their roles with honesty.
For a few scenes in the film, Shoojit wanted Varun to look sombre. Shoojit Sircar is known to keep his movies authentic, wanted Varun to look as natural as possible and not use makeup.
He instructed Varun to not sleep for a few days or have minimum sleep of an hour or two every day for a week. Varun without hesitation followed the directors vision and what translated on camera was spectacular.
Shoojit Sircar shares, “Yes I usually do this with many of my actors, used this during PINK as well. A couple of scenes with Varun required extensive emotional burstouts, a performance that showed him quite exhausted… depth and weight in his overall demeanour and eyes, coupled with a tired voice, so i asked him to not sleep at night prior to the scenes.”
The makers will be launching the trailer of the film early next week.
Produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar, October stars Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu. A Rising Sun Films Production, directed by Shoojit Sircar the film is set to release on 13th April 2018.