Time to revive the ‘Judwaa’ magic
It will be a treat to the audience to once again see the recreated version of ‘Judwaa’ and that’s what is soon going to happen. Varun Dhawan, who will be stepping into Salman Khan’s shoes for the remake of 1997 film ‘Judwaa’ says he wants to give his best shot to the project, without disappointing the superstar. At a press conference to celebrate 20 years of ‘Judwaa’, present were Varun Dhawan, director David Dhawan and producer Sajid Nadiadwala. They spoke to the media about their collaboration after years and to share their memories of ‘Judwaa’ Varun said, “Me, my dad and Sajid sir — we all have spoken to Salman bhai regarding the film. He is someone I’ve known for my whole life. His blessings are obviously there with me.
I don’t want to disappoint him, my father and my audience as well,” and on comparisons with Salman, Varun said “It is unfair to compare me to him” ‘Judwaa 2’ is a great opportunity for me. For the first time, I am playing a double role and if these two great people Sajid Nadiadwala and David Dhawan would not have been behind me; then it might have been difficult for any actor. I am going to put my head down and I am trying to create two fresh characters (Raja and Prem) that people will fall in love with. Hopefully, we live up to the expectations,” he added. Recalling his memories of ‘Judwaa’, which was directed by his father, Varun said: “I remember during the first trial of the film, he was standing in a pair of shorts and a vest. I called him as Salman uncle and he was very upset. He told me to call him ‘Bhai’. I have a lot of memories of the film when we were shooting in Mauritius. It was as if we went there for a holiday. Everybody was so relaxed on the set. As I was so young, I didn’t understand that everybody was actually working”. “Before we started the shooting of ‘Judwaa 2’, Salman bhai sent the cartons of jeans for Raja’s character. I am going to use that.” At the end of the press conference David Dhawan added saying, “I would like to say just one thing that there’s only one Salman Khan, and no replacement, many actors come and go may it be my son also but he is something else only”