Varun Dhawan has always impressed us with his impeccable comic timing. Now, the young lad is all set to step into Salman Khan's shoes for the sequel of 1997 superhit film Judwaa.
As the film hits the shooting floors tomorrow, Varun and his father David Dhawan spoke to a leading daily about the film, Salman Khan's cameo and more.
Here's what they had to say...
On Why The Film Is Going On The Floors Tomorrow
The original Judwaa starring Salman Khan had hit the big screens on 7th February 20 years ago. Director David Dhawan said, "We wanted to start the journey again around the same time, it's the right time."
Judwaa Is The Biggest Film I Have Done
Varun Dhawan is quite overwhelmed to revive Salman Khan's unforgetable twin track and said,"Judwaa is the biggest film I have done. I'm a die-hard fan of the original movie so this day is special anyway. Now, I just want to put my head down and be a part of the vision Sajid sir and dad have for the sequel."
David Dhawan Gets Nostagic About The Original Film
As per a Mumbai Mirror report, David recalled kickstarting the original with a song that would go on to become a chart topper. He said, "This was the first time I was working with Sajid and Salman. The latter was full of masti as we began with "Chalti Hai Kya Nau Se Barah" which was a highpoint in the film.
He further shared his plans for a double celebration and informed that friends will be dropping by and will stay for lunch. "We have erected a big set and a lot of dancers have been hired," he was quoted saying.
He further insisted the feel of the feel-good romcom will remain the same but the script has been written in sync with today's times. But they have retained two of Anu Malik's hit songs, "Chalti Hai Kya Nau Se Barah" and "Oonchi Hai Building" and will record three new tracks.
David Dhawan On Directing His Son Varun
Meanwhile the filmmaker is all praises for the film's leading ladies, Jackie Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu who he describes as "commercially strong girls". Talking about directing his son, David said, "He is a star today but will always remain my son. Actually more than a son, he is a friend. He's easy to work with. During Main Tera Hero I was a bit hesitant about directing him but we developed a great working equation. We are both focussed and now I'm looking forward to work with my son."
On Salman Khan's Cameo In The Film
Buzz is that Salman Khan would be making a guest appearance in the film. When David was asked about it, he said, "Salman is all heart. When we need him, he'll be there, but let's get started first."