'Badlapur' starred Varun Dhawan, in what the four-film-old actor called his "lowest budget" film.

Asked if a big budget film puts more pressure on a filmmaker, Raghavan said, "Yes, it does affect because the more the budget, the bigger the star, the more pressure you have. The question is how to return the money."

"Having said that, I also believe stars certainly help the film in many ways. Their reach is more, so you get a bigger opening because of them," added the filmmaker, whose past credits include films like 'Ek Hasina Thi' and 'Johnny Gaddar'.

For 'Badlapur', he says he did not need a star."When I signed Varun for 'Badlapur', he was just one film old. Now he has become a big star.

This certainly helped our film that Varun is a star now," he said.

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