Father’s Day 2019: David Dhawan and Varun Dhawan open up on their transition from father-son to director-actor


Filmmaker David Dhawan is known to deliver hit films in Bollywood over decades and his son, Varun Dhawan, has taken his legacy forward quite well by churning out back-to-back hits. The father-son jodi has given the audience two box office hits — Main Tera Hero (2014) and Judwaa 2 (2017), and are soon collaborating on their third, Coolie No 1. Now on the occasion of Father's Day 2019, David and Varun, in an intervire, talk about their transition from father-son to director-actor and reveal what makes them the best team in the business.

Talking about working together, the ace director said that he treats Varun, the way he does other actors. "I’ve never treated him like my son or like a hero. If he does a bad shot, I reprimand him in front of everyone. But he is so good with improvisations. In the first film, he was a little nervous but he was still doing it well, but in Judwaa 2, he was he was full on — a complete commercial hero,' David was quoted as saying. Hearing this, Varun quipped, "He pushes me and makes me think," adding that working with his dad is an extremely satisfying experience for him creatively.


#HAPPYFATHERSDAY. Baap baap hota hain. I feel most loved when my dad slaps me with love what about u

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Interestingly, Varun wants to imbibe the way his father faces adversity, if he had an option to choose and pick one quality of him. David, on the other hand, admires how Varun looks after his body. He mentioned how he sees Varun become a father one day and believes he will be a very good father. 

Last but not the least, both David and Varun were asked if it will be only remaking old films that the two will team up for, to which David said, "It’s not like that but yes, I’m more comfortable doing it with him. All my life I’ve worked with every hero in the industry, from Amitabh Bachchan to Ritesih Deshmukh, over 35 of them. Now, with my son, I’ve found the comfort level so I’m enjoying." Varun further concluded that he feels the pressure with every film, not just in dad’s films. 

Well, the saying, "like father, like son,” certainly holds true for David and Varun Dhawan.

(Source: Hindustan Times)