With a track-record of only hits to his credit ever since he started, and with two super hits this year Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya and Judwaa 2 taking his career to a new high, it was time for our Govinda-ish Salman-ish Varun Dhawan to celebrate.

And the actor has done that by taking his stardom to new level, Varun Dhawan has upped his price apparently by a good Rs. 5 crores. A source close to the actor says, “Varun is currently the most commercially advantaged actor of his generation. None of his peers have his blameless success ratio. He is a star going on to superstar, and successful as a solo hero while his contemporaries like Sidharth Malhotra, Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh are looking to consolidate their fan base. Ranveer is the closest rival to Varun. And Ranveer was paid less than his market price for his three films with his mentor Sanjay Leela Bhansali.”

Varun Dhawan, on the other hand, will now get his new swanky price from his mentor Karan Johar. Says the source, “So far there was no financial arrangement between Varun Dhawan and his mentor Karan Johar. Varun did Karan’s films at whatever price Karan wanted to pay him. But now in a film that Varun will do with his mentor in 2018, Varun will get his full market price. His NEW market price.”

And apparently it is none other than Karan Johar who has advised his “Student” to up his price. Sources say Varun who was charging Rs 8 crores last is now up to 13 crores now.

Now it remains to be seen whether his father David Dhawan will pay him that price. For now, Varun’s next is an unusual love story with director Shoojit Sircar called October. Then Varun has the Dum Lagake Haisha director Sharat Katariya’s Sui Dhaaga where he pairs up with Anushka Sharma for the first time.

If October turns out to be Varun’s 10th consecutive hit then we guess, he will be in the league with Khans and not his contemporaries. But we don’t think the actor is worried about leagues, he is just here to entertain 🙂

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