David Dhawan Promises Many  More Years Of Laughter

Say Laughter,and who is the  director you most associate with that word? David Dhawan, undoubtedly the king of comedy turned 62 last month with his family and  work for company.

Says David, “Age doesn’t mean anything to me  . After three decades of direction I am still working.My new film Judwaa 2 is almost ready. We’ve completed the entire shooting and we’re now into post-production, background music, mixing,etc. I want to  die with my boots on.”

Judwaa 2 is David’s 43rd feature film. “I can’t believe how fast time has flown by!I started my career as a director with  my  first film Taaqatwar in  1989. Prior to that I  was a film editor.And that’s when learnt the importance economy in  storytelling, never to waste  footage on plot development.I have always considered the audienceintelligent. Unko kabhi bewaqoof mat banao(don’t make  a fool of the audience).”

David can’t believe how far he has come. “In 1997 I was directing Salman Khan in  Judwaa . In 2017 I am directing my son Varun in Judwaa 2. God has been  kind.Luckily, I’ve been able to change my style of filmmaking with the times. The style in which Judwaa was made is very different  from the look  feel emotions and music  of Judwaa 2.”

David says he leans unabashedly on his two sons filmmaker Rohit and actor Varun Dhawan to get a feel of what the young  viewers like.

“When I feel I am getting repetitive and stale I consult my sons. It happened to me when I made Maine PyarKyun Kiya. I asked my son Rohit to help me use a younger visual and spoken language,” says David appreciatively.

David is filled with parental pride at  Varun’ stardom. “My sons have luckily turned out into the  kind of children every parent wants. I am aware of how  popular Varun is. More than his popularity it is his good conduct and decent attitude that I am  proud. The entire credit for this must go to my wife. I was busy working around the clock while my wife looked after my children. I am still working. But my children are now part  of our journey  of filmmaking.”

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