When upset Salman Khan wanted to slap Varun Dhawan
Varun Dhawan has started shooting for ‘Judwaa 2’, wherein he will play the role played by Salman Khan in its prequel that released exactly 20 years ago, on February 7, 1997. Varun has known the superstar since childhood as the latter had collaborated for several films with his director father David Dhawan, including the original ‘Judwaa’.
During a press interaction for ‘Judwaa 2’, Varun recalled that when he was just seven years old, he met Salman during a screening of the cult-comedy, but the actor wanted to slap him.
“I went for trial (show of ‘Judwaa’) and I called him Salman uncle he got very upset. He told me I will slap you if you call me that, call me Salman bhai. I don’t care if you are David Dhawan’s son. I won’t allow you inside theatre if you call me uncle," Varun told reporters.
Of course, Salman had said it in jest.
The ‘Dishoom’ will be playing a double role – one as a sophisticated character and the other as a tapori or rowdy, just like Salman did in the original. Varun also revealed that the ‘Sultan’ star has also send him a box full of jeans which he can wear for the role of rowdy’s character in the sequel.
Varun is aware that comparisons will be made between the two films. Speaking about this, he said, “I am trying to create two fresh characters with the double role I have in the film. As an actor, when I do films, and I do it for my audience, eventually I want people to enter the cinema halls, and laugh, and be entertained. Both characters are my favourite. ‘Judwaa 2’ is a great opportunity for me and I wouldn’t be able to do it without these two (producer Sajid Nadiadwala and director David Dhawan).”
‘Judwaa 2’ will star Jacqueline Fernandes and Taapsee Pannu. Salman Khan will also have a special appearance in the role of Godfather Gunda, and the film will also have a remix of the chartbuster ‘Tan Tana Tan Tan Tan Tara’ from the original. Director David Dhawan also revealed that another hit track ‘Unchi Hai Building’ will be recreated for the second part. Karisma Kapoor has shown interest to be a part of the film, and she will have a special scene too.