Mumbai: Actor Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt’s on-screen jodi have been grabbing eyeballs for all the correct reasons. The duo, who began their Bollywood journey with a debut in Student of The Year has mesmerised us time and again with their chemistry in movies such as Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania.

However, their magic will no longer be limited to campus romance or the Dulhania franchise as Varun-Alia is all set to come back together in a period drama titled Kalank. Talking about their jodi during an interaction, Varun Dhawan told MyNation, “It’s very exciting. We both have gone all over the country, all over the world with each other with our films, performed on songs and done everything together. There is a big responsibility also. So, it was nice that we are doing something very different from the Dulhania series or from the campus romance. We also challenge ourselves as actors. We both have grown as actors. When we started working, she (Alia) was 17 and I was 23. A lot of time has passed since then. This shows our growth and maturity that we are capable of doing a film like this (Kalank) also.”

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Fans compare Varun-Alia’s cute pair to that of one of Bollywood’s all-time biggest pairs, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. But this is a bit too much, feels Varun Dhawan. He said, “This is too big a comparison. They (SRK-Kajol) have done too many films together, they are an iconic jodi. Today also we are talking about their jodi, so imagine the impact of it. You have to work really hard to be there.” The 31-year-old added, “We do comparisons very quickly. We compare Virat Kohli to Sachin Tendulkar, Sachin to Sunil Gavaskar, younger brother to elder brother, such things keep happening. This is human nature. I would not want to take that comparison. I have grown up watching them. Our jodi has worked time and again and we both are very aware of that. We have received a lot of love as a jodi. Because our pairing works, so we keep getting offers to work together.”

Varun’s next comment proved how big a fan of Shah Rukh Khan he is. When asked whether he feels any kind of pressure before the release of his films, the Badlapur actor said, “I always feel pressure, except during Dilwale. I didn’t feel any kind of pressure before the release of that film because there was Shah Rukh Khan sir in it.”

Not just King Khan, Varun also admires Bollywood’s Bhaijaan, Salman Khan a lot. While sharing his experience of working with Sanjay Dutt in Kalank, Varun mentioned Salman Khan. He said, “It was very easy to work with Sanjay sir. When I was doing a scene with him, he wanted me to do well. He is the least insecure actor I have ever met. There is not a bit of insecurity in him. He wants other people to do better than him. Very rarely you get to work with actors like that. Even Salman bhai is like that.”

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Period drama Kalank has an ensemble cast of Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur. The movie directed by Abhishek Varman hits theatres on April 17.