Varma is a heart-stealer as the flippant but vulnerable Moeen, who brings to the fore the harsh reality nobody wants to admit exists.
Varma plays the judwa role of Bharat and Shatrughan Tyagi in Mirzapur, delivering an outstanding performance of two distinct individuals with the same face.
There's a special art to playing despicable characters well and Varma nails it in Darlings, where his character emotionally and physically abuses his wife.
Yet another detestable character, Anand is the slimy and cunning antagonist of Reema Kagti's hit web series Dahaad.
Varma plays an obscene drug dealer in Imtiaz Ali's She, radiating danger through his physicality.
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