Before Varun Dhawan made his Bollywood debut in 2012 with Student of the Year, he worked as an assistant to Karan Johar on My Name Is Khan (2010). It appears that he played a body double for Jimmy Sheirgill in one scene. The discovery was made by an Instagram page, which shared a video of the scene as well as a still, in which Varun’s face is partially visible.
Fans were surprised at the revelations. “Oh my god! I never noticed,” one wrote in the comments section. “What an observation bro @bollywoodranker,” another said.
In the past, Varun said that My Name Is Khan ‘practically changed’ his life. On its nine-year anniversary in 2019, he shared a behind-the-scenes photo featuring Sidharth Malhotra, who also worked as an assistant director on the film, and Karan, among others. “#9YearsOfMNIK a film I learnt soo much on. It practically changed my life. Also, this is the only picture I have where @abhivarman is smiling. Thank you @karanjohar,” he wrote.