Varun Dhawan Admitted That Actors Often Pay For Favourable Media Coverage, 'Everyone Knows They Pay'

Varun Dhawan never shies away from making bold statements. In an interview, the actor revealed how actors pay to manipulate the media coverage in their favour.


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Varun Dhawan Admitted That Actors Often Pay For Favourable Media Coverage, 'Everyone Knows They Pay'

Varun Dhawan has been one of the most commercially successful actors in Bollywood. He is known for his versatile performances, gritty films, and seamless dance moves, which have also brought his acting potential to the fore. The actor has always been outspoken about his opinion on Bollywood trends. An old clip of the actor is going viral now that features one of his interviews with Komal Nahta. However, his statement on the attempt of actors to get favourable media coverage has caught the attention of fans.

Varun Dhawan said that it's easy to get positive articles published on internet

The trolling, criticism, publicity, and online media coverage often impact the direction of an actor's career. However, Varun Dhawan revealed that many actors often pay media to post positive articles about themselves. He said it's easy to put out paid articles online, and everyone knows that actors pay for positive coverage. He was quoted as saying:

“If actors want positive articles to come out on them on the internet, how easy it is to do it in today's age. When one can put out fake numbers, they can put out fake articles too. Everyone knows that actors buy it themselves, you can put out articles and people do it regularly. Also, I am gonna come in a lot of trouble for saying this.”

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Varun revealed that he never paid for positive media coverage

Varun accepted that actors do pay for positive media coverage. However, he revealed that he never paid for any sort of positive coverage in the media. He added: 

"I am not saying I have not said don't put out positive articles about me, but I won't pay money for it."


Varun had once stated that media makes anyone a ‘Star’

Since his early days in the industry, Varun Dhawan has received the tag of ‘star’ due to his commercial success. In an old interview, the actor once mentioned that the term ‘star’ is misused in modern times. The Bhediya actor added that the media makes anyone a star these days. He believes that there is a difference between liking someone and being mad about someone. According to him, the real stars in Bollywood were Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, and Shah Rukh Khan. So, the tag shouldn't be given away easily to anyone.

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Varun Dhawan's work front

Varun Dhawan was last seen in Bawaal, co-starring Janhvi Kapoor. He also made cameo in film Munjya. Next, he is shooting for his upcoming film, Baby John. In addition, the actor will feature in Sunny Sanskari Ki Tulsi Kumari and No Entry 2.


Let us know what do you think about Varun Dhawan's admission on actors paying for positive media coverage?

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