Our March star, Varun Dhawan, loves to travel as much as we do. In a candid interview with lifestyle asia indiahe shares his best travel memories.
Varun Dhawan’s favorite destinations
Dhawan visited the Alpine town of Gstaad in Switzerland with his wife Natasha Dalal on New Year’s Day 2020 just before the pandemic. In Gstaad, he was joined by Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma. The beautiful European resort town has always been a celebrity favourite. Celebrities who have visited Gstaad for skiing include Paris Hilton, Madonna and David Bowie, to name a few.
VD and his better half vacationed in Sri Lanka over Christmas 2018. The neighboring island nation of India charms travelers with its azure blue waters and peaceful landscapes. Popular attractions in Sri Lanka include Sigiriya, Yala National Park, Nuwara Eliya, Sinharaja Forest Reserve, to name a few.
Dhawan loves the Maldives even though he thinks it’s “Juhu’s new beach”. He has repeatedly shared drool-worthy photos of the Maldives on his Instagram feed. In January 2021, he set the internet on fire by sharing a shirtless photo, which he captioned, “Go get what’s yours.” The actor also visited the Maldives in October 2020. He shared a photo of himself in a swimming pool and captioned it with a quote from Bruce Lee. “Be like the water that makes its way through the cracks”, he said.
Dhawan loves London, thanks to the incredible memories he has of vacationing with his mother and cousins. “London is always lovely and I have lots of memories with mum and my cousins,” he says. He also shot several films in the city like 3D street dancerand Judah 2a director Judwa remake of David Dhawan, which starred Salman Khan in a dual role.
Switzerland and Bollywood is an eternal love story. Like most of India’s eminent filmmakers, Dhawan’s father also shot most of his films in the Alpine country. The actor has fond memories of spending time with his father in Switzerland. “My dad shot one of his movies out of two there, so I have fond memories,” he tells us.
The world’s favorite city, New York, also holds a special place in Dhawan’s heart. He has very special memories with his filmmaker brother Rohit Dhawan, who studied in New York. Dhawan vividly remembers his brother’s graduation, which took place in New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden. “It was really amazing,” he says. Huge posters of Dhawan’s Street Dancer 3D movie have been placed on a skyscraper in Times Square.
Being the Bollywood fanboy that he is, VD was inspired to go to Goa with his friends after watching the cult classic Dil Chahta Hai. Since then, he has been to Goa with his college friends and friends several times. Dhawan has also been in Goa for work. He shot a romantic piece of his film Coolie No. 1 with Sara Ali Khan in there. Coolie No 1 was a remake of the original film of the same name by Dhawan’s father, David Dhawan, which starred Govinda and Karisma Kapoor in the lead roles.
Las Vegas is special for Dhawan because his popular movie ABCD 2 was filmed there. “ABCD2 and Vegas are synonymous,” he says. In an interview, the actor had also shared an interesting incident that happened with him in a hotel in Las Vegas. He was staying in the Sinatra Suite of a luxury hotel, where legendary singer Frank Sinatra used to stay during his performances in Vegas. Dhawan’s crew members scared him by telling haunting stories made up about the sequel.