Shoojit Sircar’s October which is a story of a very different shade of love had the actors go through drills to be able to perform their roles in utmost honesty. Varun Dhawan who will be seen playing the lead character in the film had been asked to not sleep for an entire week to be able to look a certain way for his character in the film. Also Read - Shoojit Sircar on What Made Him Move Gulabo Sitabo to Amazon Prime: I Have a History of Films Not Releasing

For a few scenes in the film, Shoojit wanted Varun to look sombre. Shoojit Sircar is known to keep his movies authentic, wanted Varun to look as natural as possible and not use makeup. He instructed Varun to not sleep for a few days or have minimum sleep of an hour or two every day for a week. Varun without hesitation followed the director’s vision and what translated on camera was spectacular. (ALSO READ: Fresh Pair Alert: Varun Dhawan And Katrina Kaif In Remo D’Souza’s Next Film? ) Also Read - Varun Dhawan's Maternal Aunt Loses Battle to Covid-19 in US, Actor Shares Heartfelt Post

The film has already gained immense anticipation with the distinct movie telling which the director has crafted for us again with Varun Dhawan to be seen in a very different avatar. Shoojit Sircar shares, “Yes I usually do this with many of my actors, used this during PINK as well. A couple of scenes with Varun required extensive emotional burstouts, a performance that showed him quite exhausted..depth and weight in his overall demeanour and eyes, coupled with a tired voice, so i asked him to not sleep at night prior to the scenes.” Also Read - 'Love You Maa si'! Varun Dhawan's Aunt Passes Away, Actor And Other Stars Offer Condolence

The makers will be launching the trailer of the film early next week. Produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar, October stars Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu. A Rising Sun Films Production, directed by Shoojit Sircar the film is set to release on 13th April 2018.