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Actor Varun Dhawan Thinks That Film Industry Now Harness The Concept of Digital India

On his favourite social media personality, he said: "It is ‘The Rock', Dwayne Johnson. I think we all have something to learn from that man."

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Actor Varun Dhawan says the Indian film industry is now harnessing the power of the Internet to reach the masses.

The “Badlapur” actor, who connects to his fans via social media frequently, received the Best Digital Personality of the Year Award at the Digital Marketers’ Awards by IAMAI and moneycontrol here on Wednesday, read a statement.

Varun Dhawan then took to answering a few questions, talking about trolls, media personalities and about India going digital.

Bollywood Actor Varun Dhawan
Varun Dhawan.

He said: “Most of the youth is on the Internet. In fact, when I was shooting for my film ‘Sui Dhaaga…’ in Chanderi, most televisions didn’t work and there were no cinemas. But everyone had high-speed internet, which is probably how they know me; through my songs and videos on YouTube.

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“Digital India is way bigger than we think and our film industry has woken up to its importance and now uses it to reach out to the masses.”

On his favourite social media personality, he said: “It is ‘The Rock’, Dwayne Johnson. I think we all have something to learn from that man.” (IANS)

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Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt Won Favourite Actors at Kids Choice Awards

The Awards will premiere on Nickelodeon on January 6, 2019

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Varun, Alia elated to win Favourite Actors at Kids Choice Awards. Wikimedia Commons

Actors Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt won Favourite Movie Actors at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2018, where Deepika Padukone walked away with the Powerhouse Performer of the Year title.

Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan, who have co-starred in films like “Student Of The Year” and “Badrinath Ki Dulhania”, are excited about being recognised by children at a gala evening here on Thursday.

Varun, who also won Favourite Entertainer (Films), said it is a special award like none other that celebrates children.

“It is always fun performing with and for the kids along with their favourite toons. This year too my act was unique with it being an adventurous aerial act,” Varun said in a statement.

Alia, who performed too, said: “Performing for my young fans is always fun and each year of this unique awards has been much more entertaining and exciting than the previous.

“Being recognised by kids and being slimed as a mark of honour was a lot of fun and an amazing experience.”

Kartik Aaryan bagged a special award for being a Dynamic Performer and Ishaan Khatter was named the New Kid in the block.

Bollywood Actor Varun Dhawan
Varun Dhawan.

“Tiger Zinda Hai” was chosen as the Favourite Bollywood Movie, while “Swag se swagat” from the movie was adjudged Favourite Bollywood Movie Song. Tiger Shroff won Favourite Dancing Star.

From the television world, “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah” won big as it took home the award for Favourite TV show and its actors Dilip Joshi and Munmun Dutta won Favourite TV characters for their portrayal as Jethalal and Babita respectively.

The Favourite Child Entertainer on TV went to Aakriti Sharma of “Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala”.

The awards show, ‘by the kids, for the kids and of the kids’, celebrated the best in the world of Indian entertainment across film, television, mobile gaming and sports. This year saw nearly 350,000 votes making it an inclusive award and a representation of children and their choices.

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Held at the NSCI Dome, the show had performances by the Bollywood stars along with Nicktoons.

Motu and Shin Chan won the Favourite Indian toon Character and Favourite Show of the year award respectively.

The Awards will premiere on Nickelodeon on January 6, 2019. (IANS)