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In his earlier days, he frequently casts Urmila Matondkar in his films - His first venture with Urmila was Drohi and since then he has directed 9 Hindi films out of which he has cast her in 7 of them (excluding the special appearence in 'Company').
He owned a video rental shop in the South Indian city Hyderabad before venturing into film-making.
He is the first film-maker from South India who carved his own place in Hindi films.
Majority of his films are either set in a jungle and/or involve the Bombay underworld.
His first ever movie Shiva which he made in Telugu, catapulted him into a potential and fine film-maker. Sadly, after he started doing hindi films, no one really knows that his first movie ever was Shiva.
The first film he directed in Bollywood was Shiva (1998), which won six Filmfare Awards, including the Critics Award for Best Film.
He shot his Telugu movie 'Dongala Muta' in just 5 days.
In his childhood days, Varma’s parents were thinking that his son is a useless bum as he fascinated by the bullies in his classroom.
In his childhood days, Varma was a loner because he was living away from himself.
Varma says that his constant obsession with studying himself and other people is perhaps the primary motivation for him to be a filmmaker.
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