Saina Nehwal reaches out to Varun!

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Mumbai, June 19 -- In the past, she has spoken about her love for cinema and film stars multiple times. Recently, ace badminton player Saina Nehwal even called up Varun Dhawan to congratulate him, and spoke to him about his dance film.

"Varun was pleasantly surprised when Saina called him. Saina told him that she has watched a few of his films, and is looking forward to the new movie too. In fact, she also asked him if there's a patriotic, emotional angle to the movie," says an insider.

Interestingly, Saina had also expressed a desire to watch the film on the first day itself. "Varun told her that he can arrange for a screening in Mumbai, but Saina told him that she is currently in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Now, Varun is trying to get a screening arranged for her there. But he is happy that a national icon like Saina also noticed his new film," adds the insider.

Varun couldn't be reached for a comment.