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David Dhawan remembers working with Salman, Govinda

The director says that he created history in Hindi cinema with Govinda and added that Salman is a seasoned actor.


During the trailer launch of Judwaa 2 on Monday, 21 August, David Dhawan opened up about working with Salman Khan on the first film, and also with Govinda on many entertainers.

Talking about Salman, David said: "Salman is a seasoned actor. These days he has become something else, but I can remember directing him in Judwaa. Whenever he gave a shot, it looked like he was not interested (meant laid-back attitude), but he is the most interested one. Even today when I watch the film and his performance, again and again, I keep saying he was bloody good in the film. Khan saab is something else, you know."

Judwaa 2 is a remake of Salman Khan starrer Judwaa (1997). David's son and actor, Varun, will be seen essaying the twin roles that Khan played in Judwaa.

Varun was asked if he is feeling the pressure of being compared with Salman, Varun said: "See, I know there is an expectation. It is good that people expect from me... I want that. I work for the audience, so I want them to expect from me and that drives me to improve."

When asked about how the David-Govinda duo was reminiscent of the working relationship that Manmohan Desai and Amitabh Bachchan shared, and if he would like to collaborate with Govinda again, David said: "Why not, sure. But I would like to mention that Manji (Manmohan Desai) is always my guru... I followed his footstep all my career as a filmmaker. I have always made films for entertainment and I have worked with various actors. Yes, Govinda and I have created history in cinema... Govinda has been different, that's it. Now I am making a film with my son."