Varun Dhawan and father David
Three years after the success of Main Tera Hero (2014), father-son duo David and Varun Dhawan are back with Judwaa 2, a sequel to the filmmaker's 1997 hit comedy caper, Judwaa. While Dhawan Sr has delivered several hits in his career with Govinda and Salman Khan, he tells hitlist that he now only wants to work with his son.
"Varun and Rohit (Dhawan, director and elder son) often ask me to relax, but my passion for cinema keeps me going. I have always made entertaining films that the common man enjoys. After doing Main Tera Hero, Varun realised that he enjoys my kind of cinema. He said he wouldn't do this genre [comedy] with anyone else. I will only work with him now," says David, who is currently shooting a Ganpati song for the film, produced by Sajid Nadiadwala.
Is the filmmaker feeling the pressure of delivering a hit, considering the movie features his son? "If I think of all that, I will never be able to make a film. I am making this movie for myself," he says, adding, "On the sets, we don't have a formal equation. We are friends. There are times when he corrects me, in fact."
David admits he is proud of Varun's career growth. "In such a short span, he has shown his versatility and achieved success. This is because of his dedication towards the craft. I never thought he wanted to become an actor. It was just two years before he did Student Of The Year (2012) that he told me about his dream."