David Dhawan on directing son Varun Dhawan’s kissing scenes: ‘What is there to be embarrassed about?’


Filmmaker David Dhawan has directed his son Varun Dhawan in three motion pictures now — Main Tera Hero, Judwaa 2 and the newest, Coolie No 1. David was among the many hottest filmmakers of the 90s, churning out one rom-com hit after one other corresponding to Raja Babu, Saajan Chale Sasural, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan and extra. However, within the new millennium, the definition of romance has modified dramatically and kissing scenes are an inescapable requirement. Thankfully for David, he doesn’t draw back from together with them in his movies, even when it requires directing his personal son for it.

In a latest interview, David was requested concerning the kissing scenes he had to movie with Varun. He mentioned it not a tough process as they’d knowledgeable angle whereas filming it.


“There was nothing difficult about it because we are very professional people. When I am shooting with him, I don’t look at him or ask him whether we should do this or not. I tell him that this is to be done. The script demands a kissing scene and so we have to do it. Practically, there is nothing wrong. Kissing scene is the lightest scene in the Indian films these days. It’s very fair when you are doing it professionally, you don’t look left, right, centre. ‘Arre yaar mera beta karra hai, sharam aarai hai. Kaae ki sharam aarai hai? (Oh no, my son is doing it, I feel so embarrassed. What are you embarrassed about?) There is no such thing. It’s all practical today. Now how the hero and the heroine do it is up to them,” he mentioned in an interview to Bollywood Hungama.

In an earlier interview with Hindustan Times, David and Varun had talked about their equation as co-workers. David had mentioned, “I treat Varun like I treat any other actor, rather a little worse. 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.” Varun had added, “And that’s the kind of relationship I want to share with every director. I’m very selfish when it comes to my films. My endeavour is to try to push myself in order to entertain the audience. Working with dad is an extremely satisfying experience for me creatively. Also, he pushes me and makes me think.”

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Coolie No 1 launched on Christmas Day to unfavourable evaluations and viewers suggestions. However, Amazon Prime Video has maintained that the movie had the most important opening on the platform of the yr. The IMDb score for the film had tanked under 1.four final week however at present rests at 3.7.

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