Varun's love for stories led him to be an avid reader, followed by a cinephile and most recently, a serial television binger. It also made him switch his major from Microbiology to Liberal Arts and Media Studies. He wrote a thesis on the "roots of postcolonial exoticisms in Netflix's Sacred Games" as a part of his undergraduate studies. Getting to write about movies and call it "work" is what Varun had always wanted to do. That's why he joined Cinemaholic in 2019.