Varun Dhawan

Actor Varun Dhawan says his upcoming film “October” by Shoojit Sircar has impacted and changed him as a human being. (Varun Dhawan/Twitter photo)

MUMBAI—Actor Varun Dhawan says Shoojit Sircar's "October" has given him a chance to do something "different" after a long time and that it was a life-changing experience for him.

"Working with Shoojit da was my dream, which has been fulfilled now. After a long time, I have done something which is different," Dhawan said here on Dec. 1 on the sidelines of Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards 2017.

The shoot of "October" was wrapped up in Manali ahead of schedule.

Of his experience, Varun Dhawan said: "It feels amazing. We wrapped up the film in 38 days. 'October' is more than a film to me. I don't want to say much about it, but this film has definitely impacted me so much as a human being. I think it has definitely changed me as a human being."

"October" is a slice-of-life drama which also features model Banita Sandhu. It will release on April 13 next year.

The awards night was attended by celebrities like Karan Johar, Sonakshi Sinha, Hrithik Roshan, Jaqueline Fernandez, Rekha, Sridevi, Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Sonam and many more.

Asked about who he looks up to when it comes to style, Dhawan said: "Mr (Amitabh) Bachchan is always very well dressed. I love what Dev Anand used to wear, the kind of suits and mufflers he used to wear, and I feel so many of our yesteryear's superstars have set a benchmark for us."

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