Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya actor, Varun Dhawan is busy shooting for Coolie No. 1 rarely takes time off for vacations. The actor recently flew to Abu Dhabi to attend a fighting championship after being invited by the UFC president, Dana White, as a special guest.
“It was such a huge honor for me to attend the event. I hardly take vacations, so these 32 hours were like a small holiday for me, “
says Varun who is huge MMA enthusiast.
Varun Dhawan had a thrilling time fanboying on the front row as he witnessed Khabib Nurmagomedov defeat Dustin Poirier and continue his streak at the championship.
“I have been a big fan of MMA since the last few years. While in Abu Dhabi, Dana and I spoke extensively about our love for the combat sport. Dana is a cool guy. He made sure that I got the best seats right next to Khabib’s family. It was such a thrilling night!”
Talking about the future of this sport in India, Varun Dhawan says,
“I am sure we have many MMA hopefuls in India. The sport demands intense preparation right from childhood. Had I known of the sport in my childhood, I would have trained in it. Dana is keen to have a champion from India.”
On the work front, Varun Dhawan is currently busy shooting for David Dhawan’s Coolie No. 1, which also stars Sara Ali Khan opposite the Student Of The Year actor. The movie also stars Paresh Rawal, Johny Lever, Rajpal Yadav and Shikha Talsania in the pivotal roles. The film will release in May 2020.
He will also be seen in Remo D’Souza’s Street Dancer 3D co-starring Shraddha Kapoor and Nora Fatehi. The movie is said to release on January 2020.