Amid rumours of Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik’s divorce, Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan confessed how he once had a “huge crush” on the Indian tennis star and also got scolded by the latter’s mother for it. The amusing story involves a young aspiring actor, Dhawan and an apple that got him through to Mirza on a lucky day.
In conversation with Crazy Tales MidEast, the Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania actor shared that he first met the tennis star at a production house while working for an ad company. “I was working for Mad Productions, Mukul Anand’s team and I was working on an ad that featured Sania Mirza. We had to get 300 pairs of shoes. I went to Linking Road and rented 300 pairs of shoes. I had this huge crush on Sania Mirza at the time. She asked me for an apple. And I got this apple.”
He continued, blushing, “I was giving her [the apple] (trembling) and I said Aunty… apple. Her mother thought I was a crack or something. So she asked who told you to bring this apple? Luckily, Sania came and said I want the apple. I got like INR 5000 for the work, to get the shoes, and also maybe the apple.”
On the work front, Dhawan is currently promoting his new film Bhediya. Directed by Amar Kaushik, Bhediya is a horror comedy from Maddock Productions’ horror comedy universe that started with the Shraddha Kapoor starrer Stree. The film also features Kriti Sanon, Abhishek Banerjee, and Deepak Dobriyal among others. It was released in cinemas on November 25.
Apart from Bhediya, Dhawan will be next seen in Nitesh Tiwari’s Bawaal alongside Janhvi Kapoor. Earlier this year, Dhawan featured alongside Anil Kapoor, Kiara Advani and Neetu Kapoor in Jugjugg Jeeyo.